March 16, 2017

New Report Outlines Research Agenda to Address Impact of Technology on Workforce

WASHINGTON – Federal agencies or other organizations responsible for sponsoring research or collecting data on technology and the workforce should establish a multidisciplinary research program that addresses unanswered questions related to the impact of changing technology on the nature of work and U.S. national economy, says a new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 

The committee that conducted the study and wrote the report recommended the program should cover the following eight research themes:

The report concludes that the outcomes for the workforce and society at large depend in part on the choices made on how to use emerging information technologies. The committee said the new data and research advances will be critical for informing these choices. 


Information Technology and the U.S. Workforce: Where Are We and Where Do We Go from Here? is available for immediate release.  Media inquiries should be directed to the National Academies' Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail