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At A Glance

Short Summaries of National Academies’ Studies Within Public Laws by Congressional Session

The following is a list of congressionally requested National Academies’ studies summarized from the legislative language. For the actual language, click on the title of the Public Law.

Select Congress/Session: 113-2 | 113-1 | 112-2 | 112-1 | 111-2 | 111-1 | 110-2 | 110-1 | 109-2 | 109-1 | 108-2 | 108-1 | 107-2 | 107-1 | 106-2 | 106-1 | 105-2 | 105-1
Public Law 113- 6 - Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013
  • Conduct a review of proposed methodologies for the National Children’s Study (NCS) Main Study, including whether such methodologies are likely to produce scientifically sound results that are generalizable to the United States population and appropriate sub-populations (completed)
  • Analyze the research and activities of the Institute for Telecommunications Services (ITS) of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and make recommendations regarding the extent to which ITS research is addressing future telecommunications challenges and spectrum needs.
Public Law 113- 66 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014
  • Conduct a review of the options available to address near- and long-term threats to the national security space systems of the United States, including strategies and plans to counter such threats, and recommend courses of action.