The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science, technology, and national security issues facing our society. The Institute remains fiercely objective, owning no special allegiance to any single political party or private concern. With over nearly two decades of work on science and technology policy issues, the Potomac Institute has remained a leader in providing meaningful policy options for science and technology, national security, defense initiatives, and S&T forecasting. The Institute hosts academic centers to study related policy issues through research, discussions, and forums. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.
These Centers include:
Center for Revolutionary Scientific Thought, focusing on S&T futures forecasting;
Center for Adaptation and Innovation, chaired by General Al Gray, focusing on military strategy and concept development;
Center for Neurotechnology Studies, focusing on S&T policy related to emerging neurotechnologies;
Center for Regulatory Science and Engineering, a resource center for regulatory policy; and
International Center for Terrorism Studies, an internationally recognized center of expertise in the study of terrorism led by Professor Yonah Alexander.
The Potomac Institute’s mission as a not-for-profit is to serve the public interest by addressing new areas in science and technology and national security policy. These centers lead discussions and develop new thinking in these ar- eas. From this work the Potomac Institute develops policy and strategy for their government customers in national security. A core principle of the Institute is to be a “Think and Do Tank”. Rather than just conduct studies that will sit on the shelf, the Institute is committed to implementing solutions.
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