Sir Isaac Newton once said, “No great discovery was ever made without a bold guess.” Our late founder Michael Swetnam lived by that mantra. Bold Ideas was a concept he championed every day. Because of that, and because of him, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is always looking towards the future. We believe ideas cannot only be imagined but accomplished. But it takes a lot to get there.
It takes knowledge. We employ some of the best minds in science and technology. Our staff, Fellows, Regents, and Directors are the best in their respective fields. They have years of experience in the private sector, government, and academia. Our work helps the federal government to think big and to organize, structure, and execute new policy that shapes not only today, but tomorrow, as well.
It takes trust. The Institute plants new, bold ideas— firmly rooted in science and technology—into the hearts and minds of decision makers within government. Our reports are based on years of research and presented with actionable policy recommendations for today and the future. The not-for-profit, independent, non-partisan attributes of the Institute make us a trusted partner to provide the most objective perspective to the government.
It takes bold ideas. We challenge our team to employ out-of-the box thinking—to think above and beyond the possibilities of today, to arrive at concepts that will lead us well into the future. To quote world-renown scientist Carl Sagan, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
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