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 WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- As the U.S. presidential campaign enters its final two weeks, the candidates are being asked to endorse a strategic plan to promote competitiveness of the nation's technology industries.
 The head of the world's largest technical professional society and leaders of six major trade associations have sent President George Bush and Gov. Bill Clinton an outline of policy areas that "must be addressed" to ensure U.S. leadership in developing and commercializing technology.
 "We believe the United States now has a choice," said Merrill W. Buckley Jr., president of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE). "We can continue on the present course and risk lowering our national standard of living. Or, we can more successfully compete in the global economy by refocusing our energies on the restoration of U.S. leadership in technology."
 Joining the IEEE's Buckley in issuing "A Call for a U.S. Technology Leadership Policy" are: J. Richard Iverson, president of the American Electronics Association; Peter F. McCloskey, president of the Electronic Industries Association; Thomas J. Dammrich, executive director of IPC; Ken Wasch, executive director of the Software Publishers Association; Robert M. Scott, president of California Circuits Association; and Raymond J. Hall, chief executive officer of the Electronics Representatives Association.
 The association leaders pointed to the loss of over 400,000 electronics manufacturing and technical jobs in the past decade. Failure to reverse this trend, they said, will result in a significant decline in the country's standard of living and an erosion in the United States' position as the world's economic leader. The group of seven noted that for the first time in history, another nation -- Japan -- is investing more in plants and equipment than the United States.
 "The basis of this plan should not be the government picking winners and losers," they said. "The plan should focus on removing artificial impediments to the free expression and commercialization of innovative ideas and products."
 Four essential goals for keeping world technology leadership were identified:
 -- Encouraging excellence in all aspects of American life;
 -- Fostering partnerships between industry and government;
 -- Increasing capital availability; and
 -- Opening global markets.
 Under these goals, the group made specific recommendations in major policy areas including: education, job training, research and development, government contracting, the environment, tax law and trade policy. The candidates were asked to provide "vocal support" for the ideas during the final days of their campaigns.
 "We believe that only the president can articulate the national vision necessary for the United States to lead the world in technology in the next century," the group concluded.
 The IEEE has a worldwide membership of more than 320,000 electrical and electronics engineers and computer scientists. IEEE-USA is responsible for promoting the professional careers and technology policy interests of the 250,000 IEEE members who live and work in the United States.
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 /NOTE: For a copy of "A Call for a U.S. Technology Leadership Policy," contact IEEE Public Relations, 1828 L St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; telephone, 202-785-0017; facsimile, 202-785-0835./
 /CONTACT: Pender M. McCarter of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 202-785-0017/ CO: The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. ST: District of Columbia IN: CPR SU:

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