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1 COUNTERING OFFSHORE OUTSOURCING Dr. Russell LefevreIEEE-USA Vice President Technology Policy Deborah Rudolph IEEE-USA Technology Policy Staff

2 PARTICIPANTS Council on Competitiveness Senator Joe Lieberman House Science Committee Catherine Mann Lou Dobbs Future of American Innovation IEEE-USA Committee-Ron Hira, John Meredith, George McClure, Russell Lefevre IEEE-USA

3 Council on Competitiveness National Innovation Initiative Innovation Opportunities and Challenges –Global Trading System –Attract the best and brightest minds –We compete and collaborate in a world in which the power of networked communications, the extended manufacturing enterprise and access to low-wage talent has enabled the outsourcing of both low and high- skilled jobs –Post Cold-war Security Environment

4 NNI 2 Build a National Innovation Education Strategy Catalyze the Next Generation of American Innovators Empower Workers to Succeed in the Global Economy Revitalize Frontier and Multidisciplinary Research Energize the Entrepreneurial Economy Reinforce Risk-Taking and Long Term Investment Create National Consensus for Innovation Growth Strategies Create a 21 st Century Intellectual Property Regime Strengthen Americas Manufacturing Capacity Build 21 st Century Innovation Infrastructures-the health care test bed

5 NNI 3 Empower Workers to Succeed in the Global Economy –Stimulate workforce flexibility and skills through lifelong learning opportunities –Accelerate portability of healthcare and pension benefits –Align federal and state skills needs more tightly to training resources –Expand assistance to those dislocated by technology and trade

6 NNI 4 Revitalize Frontier and Multidisciplinary Research –Stimulate high-risk research through Innovation Acceleration grants that reallocate 3 % of agency R&E Budgets –Restore DoDs historic commitment to basic research by directing 20% of the S&T budget to long-term research –Intensify support for physical sciences and engineering to achieve a robust national R&D portfolio –Enact a permanent, restructured R&E tax credit and extend the credit to research conducted in university-industry consortia

7 NNI 5 Strengthen Americas Manufacturing Capacity –Create centers for production excellence including shared facilities and consortia –Foster development of industry-led standards for interoperable manufacturing and logistics –Create Innovation Extension Centers to enable SMEs to become first-tier manufacturing partners –Expand industry-led roadmaps for R&D priorities

8 Lieberman 2005 Agenda Reintroduce S Commission on the Future of the US Economy Legislation in Defense Authorization Bill to rebuild defense manufacturing base Build bipartisan support for NII Release White Paper regarding scientist/engineer visa problems

9 Lieberman 1 Offshore Outsourcing White Paper-May 2004 –Extend Compensation Benefits to Displaced Services Workers –Notify Workers for Time to Prepare –Corporate Sponsored Insurance for Wage Loss –Proactive vs. reactive training –Agile and rapid retraining –Reform and Enforce Guest Visa Regulations –Increase federal investment in R&D –Encourage corporate investment in R&D

10 Lieberman 1 (continued) –Innovation in Services –Invest in broadband infrastructure –Create environment to reward risks –Bridge institutional gaps in education and industry –Enable retired scientists participation in education –Improve college readiness through k-16 partnerships –Establish and enforce effective trade policies –Greater access to world markets –Link US markets to foreign market liberalization

11 Lieberman 1 (continued) –Bring WTO cases when trade violations occur –End unfair currency practices in international trade –Defend our IP rights –Workers rights in trade agreements –Remedy DHS problems of duty collection –Restore fiscal sanity

12 Lieberman 2 Future of the US Economy Commission S.2747 White Papers –Data Dearth –Broadband: Technology and Productivity Strategy –Make America Stronger: Restoration of US Manufacturing –Global Migration of US Semiconductor Industry

13 OPTIONS Workshop on Outsourcing Re-Employment Strategies Workshop Innovation Forum

14 IEEE-USA PLANS Participate in House Science Committee Workshop Develop reemployment strategies through Professional Activities Plan Joint Workshop with NII

15 HOUSE SCIENCE COMMITTEE House Science Committee Initiative –Briefing to House Science Committee members and staff re factors contributing to the transfer of engineering work to low cost offshore locations and impact on unemployment, economy, and competitiveness –Briefing persons: Ron Hira, David McCurdy, President (EIA), Reps from NSB, and PCAST –Schedule: mid-April

16 Innovation Forum Joint Workshop with National Innovation Initiative (NII) –Target audience-Congressional staff, IEEE- USA Grassroots, ASME, ASCE –Message-Support NII recommendations that align with our agenda –Schedule: October 2005 (or 2006) –Speakers: NII speakers, (Lieberman), Alphonse, Hira, others TBD

17 Discussion

18 FUTURE OF AMERICAN INNOVATION The Knowledge Economy: Is the United States Losing Its Competitive Edge High Tech Industry Exports-US Losing Its Share Federal Investment in Physical Sciences in Decline Patent Applications-Others Gaining on US US S&E Article Share Declining

19 Catherine Mann Senior Fellow, Inst. For International Economics Global Outsourcing & High Tech Jobs- March 2004 –Domestic Strategy: Match workers to changing jobs Adjustment to new careers Entry and up-skilling within career Use tax incentives –Global strategy: Negotiate two-way trade Open markets abroad Macro policies abroad

20 LOU DOBBS Exporting America Copyright 2004 –Prohibit outsourcing of government contracts to foreign labor –Review Free Trade agreements –Reexamine our relationship with World Trade Organization –Outsourced jobs should meet privacy standards –Right to Know for call center employees –Tax incentives to keep jobs at home

21 Lieberman 1 Bonvillian Economic Competitiveness –R&D Funding-Niche Investments? –Talent –Organization of Science and Technology –Innovation Infrastructure –Manufacturing and Services

22 Support Council on Competitiveness –Debbie Van Opstal-Senior VP –Chad Evens-VP for Innovation Liebermans Office –Bill Bonvillian Athena Alliance House Science Committee –Mike Quear

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