Our Challenge

In the 21st Century, technology is becoming increasingly pervasive. Communications, medicine, biotechnology, neurotechnology, robotics, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology, energy, and transportation are just a few of the fields in which technology is rapidly changing. These cutting-edge technologies and scientific innovations will have an enormous impact on our lives and present a new set of challenges for our society. The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies seeks to (1) anticipate the problems our society will face in the future, and (2) work toward establishing meaningful policy options for addressing these problems before they come to fruition. The Institute is keenly aware that implementation of policy is perhaps the most difficult component in public endeavor. As a result, we do not merely conduct a world class study and provide a report. We roll up our sleeves as a think and “do” tank! 

 

Our Mission

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent not-for-profit policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology (S&T) and national security issues facing our society, providing an academic forum for the study of related policy issues. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government. 

 

Our Philosophy

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies follows two basic principles. First, we fiercely maintain objectivity and credibility, remaining independent of any federal or state agency, and owing no special allegiance to any political party or private concern. Second, we seek extensive collaboration with similar organizations, as well as with industry, academia and all levels of government. We believe that the study of today’s complex issues demands a wide variety of contributions from various perspectives. We are proud to call ourselves “fiercely objective” as a result of our track record in divorcing political issues from policy challenges. 

 

Areas of Expertise 

The Institute has conducted studies and provided support to the U.S. Congress, the Administration, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Air Force, the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Office of Naval Research, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Defense Microelectronics Activity, the United States Coast Guard, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, and several leading foundations. 

  • Strategic planning

  • Policy and program development

  • Commercial technology assessment
  • Research studies and analysis

  • Communications and outreach

  • Operational concept application

  • S&T trends and forecasting 

Our History

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies provides nonpartisan, practical, and practicable analysis of science and technology policy to leaders in government, industry and academia. Our studies and policy reviews inform government officials in a manner that carries on the legacy of the former Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) in the U.S. Congress, after which the Institute is modeled. 

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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Our Mission

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 and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.

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