Turning the Page: Reimagining the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy

ITIF, Heritage, and CAP propose a set of nonpartisan policy proposals for reforming the National Laboratories.

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The National Labs are a tremendous R&D resource, but their operations are still based on a decades-old management model that no longer meets the needs of our modern innovation ecosystem. This study presents a series of concrete proposals for Congress and the Administration that can ensure the Labs better meet their mission and produce useful technologies that benefit the American economy.