As first reported in the 11 September Public Policy Report, the National Governors Association has launched a new initiative: Innovation America. The effort is intended to sustain the nation's competitive edge in science and technology. On 6 December, the NGA named members of its newly established Innovation America Task Force. NGA Chairwoman, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (D), and NGA Vice Chairman, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R), will lead the Task Force. The governors of Kansas; Missouri; Pennsylvania; and Utah will also serve on the task force. Various representatives from business and higher education will also serve the task force.
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