With the severe crisis in computing behind us, the field is beginning to shed its preoccupation with its internal affairs. The representation of computing research to the public and to policy makers, was a major issue at Snowbird 88. Since no single entity fills this role, the Computing Research Board plans to fill it.
This white paper was assembled by Scott Dodelson with input from many of the cosigners. It is part of the efforts of NASA'a Primordial Polarization Program Definition Team (PPPDT), Shaul Hanany chair, and of a NASA award to Steve Meyer and colleagues entitled " A study for a CMB Probe of Inflation " (07-ASMCS07-0012).