The National Defence Education Act (NDEA) was passed shortly after the Soviet launch of the satellite Sputnik I with the goal of remedying what the American government believed to be a gap in technology between the two nations by promoting science and engineering education at a high-school and post-secondary level. My question is, how successful was it? The most obvious answer would be "Well, they were the first to the moon!" But I am wondering more from a statistical standpoint. I have found a couple of sources detailing employment in science and engineering after the passing of the NDEA as well as a CIA report (The Technological Gap: The USSR vs the US and Western Europe) on a comparison between the technological trends of the two nations a number of years after, but I am wondering if there was every any official follow up report by the American government on the issue. Employment statistics and large engineering projects tell one story, but it doesn't necessarily mean that the NDEA was a success, especially during a time when America was pouring millions upon millions of dollars into massive RnD projects.