Press Conference, 15 January 1962

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Press Conference, 15 January 1962
15 January 1962
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Sound recording of the President’s News Conference of January 15, 1962 (News Conference 20). President Kennedy begins the press conference by discussing how the current supply of scientific and technical manpower is inadequate to meet the growing demand within the United States. He then announces that he has asked the Science Advisory Council, in cooperation with the Federal Council for Science and Technology, to report on specific measures than could be taken to develop the necessary manpower to meet the country’s needs, and encourages young people to consider careers in science and technology. Following the announcement the President answers questions from the press on a variety of topics including the effect of foreign trade and competition on United States industry.
Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. White House Army Signal Agency. (05/01/1954 - 1962)