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APR 1, 1943
UNITED STATES, SENATE
A BILL TO MOBILIZE THE SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL
LIZATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
MARCH 30, 1943
Printed for the use of the Committee on Military Affairs
ROBERT R. REYNOLDS, North Carolina, Chairman ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah
WARREN R. AUSTIN, Vermont EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Colorado
STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire LISTER HILL, Alabama
CHAN GURNEY, South Dakota SHERIDAN DOWNEY, California
RUFUS C. HOLMAN, Oregon ALBERT B. CHANDLER, Kentucky
HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR., Massachusetts HARRY S. TRUMAN, Missouri
CHAPMAN REVERCOMB, West Virginia
GEORGE A. WILSON, Iowa
· WESLEY E. MCDONALD, Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL MOBILIZATION
HARLEY M. KILGORE, West Virginia, Chairman ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah
RUFUS C. HOLMAN, Oregon EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Colorado
CHAPMAN REVERCOMB, West Virginia MON C. WALLGREN, Washington
GEORGE A. WILSON, Iowa JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana
HENRY H. COLLINS, Jr., and HERBERT SCHIMMEL, Consultants
COLEMAN ROSENBERGER, Hearings Editor
Apr. 20, 1942, submitted by Hon. Thurman Arnold -
British businessmen, submitted by Hon. Thurman Arnold -
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL MOBILIZATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1943
UNITED STATES SENATE,
Washington, D.C. The subcommittee met, pursuant to call, at 2:30 p. m., in room 104-B, Senate Office Building, Senator Harley M. Kilgore (chairman) presiding
Present: Senators Kilgore (chairman) and Wallgren.
Also present: Henry 8. Collins, Jr., and Herbert Schimmel, of the committee staff.
Witness present: Hon. Thurman Arnold; also present: Robert M. Hunter and Joseph Borkin.
Senator KILGORE. The committee will come to order.
This is the first meeting of the subcommittee on S. 702 of the Committee on Military Affairs. I want to introduce S. 702 at this point and have it made part of the record.
(S. 702 was marked "Exhibit No. 1” and follows:)
EXHIBIT No. 1
[S. 702, 78th Cong., 1st sess. ]
A BILL To mobilize the scientific and technical resources of the Nation, to establish an
Office of Scientific and Technical Mobilization, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
DECLARATION OF POLICY
SECTION 1. The Congress hereby recognizes that the full development and application of the Nation's scientific and technical resources are necessary for the effective prosecution of the war and for peacetime progress and prosperity, and that serious impediments thereto consist in
the unassembled and uncoordinated state of information concerning existing scientific and technical resources ;
the lack of an adequate appraisal, and the unplanned and improvident training, development, and use, of scientific and technical personnel, resources, and facilities in relation to the national need;
the consequent delay and ineffectiveness in meeting the urgent scientific and technical problems of the national defense and essential civilian needs;
the trend toward monopolized control of scientific and technical data and other resources with lack of access thereto in the public interest; and
the absence of an effective Federal organization to promote and coordinate, in the national interest, scientific and technical developments.