Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 2.djvu/482

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105 STAT. 1434 PUBLIC LAW 102-190—DEC. 5, 1991 President. "(2) The President shall designate a chairman of the committee from among the members of the committee who are senior officials of the Executive Office of the President. "(3)(A) The term of service of members of the committee appointed under paragraph (1)(H) shall be four years, except that of the four members first appointed, one shall be appointed for a term of one year, one shall be appointed for a term of two years, one shall be appointed for a term of three years, and one shall be appointed for a term of four years. The terms of appointment of members appointed under this subparagraph shall be designated by the President at the time of the appointments. "(B) A vacancy in a membership of the committee referred to in subparagraph (A) shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A member appointed under this subparagraph shall serve the remainder of the unexpired term of the predecessor of the member. "(C) Members of the committee referred to in subparagraph (A) may be reappointed. "(4) The committee shall meet not less than four times a year. "(d) DUTIES.— The duties of the Institute shall include the following: "(1) The assembly of timely and authoritative information regarding significant developments and trends in technology research and development in the United States and abroad, with particular emphasis on information relating to the technologies identified in the most recent biennial report submitted to Congress by the President pursuant to section 603(d) of the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (42 U.S.C. 6683(d)). "(2) Analysis and interpretation of the information referred to in paragraph (1) to determine whether such developments and trends are likely to affect United States technology policies. "(3) Initiation of studies and analyses (including systems analyses and technology assessments) of alternatives available for ensuring long-term leadership by the United States in the development and application of the technologies referred to in paragraph (1), including appropriate roles for the Federal Government, State governments, private industry, and institutions of higher education in the development and application of such technologies. "(4) Provision, upon the request of the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, of technical support and assistance— "(A) to the committees and panels of the President's Council of Advisers on Science and Technology that provide advice to the Executive branch on technology policy; and "(B) to the committees and panels of the Federal (Coordinating C!ouncil for Science, Engineering, and Technology that are responsible for planning and coordinating activities of the Federal Government to advance the development of critical technologies and sustain and strengthen the technology base of the United States. "(e) CONSULTATION ON INSTITUTE ACTIVITIES. —In Carrying out the duties referred to in subsection (d), personnel of the Institute shall— "(1) consult widely with representatives from private industry, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit institutions; and