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dc.contributor.advisorHalladay, Carolyn
dc.contributor.advisorWollman, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorRidge, Stephen J.
dc.dateMar-18
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-01T20:09:53Z
dc.date.available2018-06-01T20:09:53Z
dc.date.issued2018-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/58356
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited
dc.description.abstractPresently, the regulatory framework for nanotechnology consists of regulating entities addressing concerns about nanotechnology under existing rules and laws. This thesis answers this question: How can regulatory decisions of policymakers regarding the framework of nanotechnology regulation be informed by a map of the regulatory landscape of nanotechnology and a review of the regulatory frameworks for the aviation and biotechnology industries? To make recommendations about the appropriate regulatory framework for nanotechnology, this thesis reviews the existing regulatory frameworks of aviation and biotechnology and maps the regulatory landscape in the United States by examining stakeholders, regulatory entities, and applicable legislation. The landscape map and review of existing regulatory frameworks reveal that the established regulatory framework could be sufficient for the current state of nanotechnology if the limitations of technical expertise are addressed. This expertise can be provided by advisory committees of technical and industry experts to the Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission, and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/aregulatoryframe1094558356
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.
dc.titleA regulatory framework for nanotechnology
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authornanotechnology
dc.subject.authorregulation
dc.subject.authorregulatory framework
dc.subject.authorstakeholder analysis
dc.subject.authorpower-interest grid
dc.subject.authornanomaterials
dc.subject.authornanoscale
dc.subject.authorconsumer protection
dc.subject.authorNational Nanotechnology Initiative
dc.subject.authorNational Science Foundation
dc.description.serviceAssistant Senior Watch Officer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, National Operations Center
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)
etd.thesisdegree.levelMasters
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School
dc.identifier.thesisid27559


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