IARPC Among 100 Examples of President Obama’s Leadership in Science, Technology, and Innovation

June 22, 2016
By Jessica Rohde

Today, 21 June 2016, the White House released an IMPACT REPORT that lists 100 examples of the profound impact that  President Obama’s leadership has had in building U.S. capacity in science, technology, and innovation and bringing that capacity to bear on national goals. Item number 68 in the list—Advanced a Comprehensive Approach to Arctic Issues—refers to the first Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee (IARPC) 5-year plan; the Arctic Executive Steering Committee (AESC); the GLACIER Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, and President Obama's historic visit to the Arctic; and the first ever White House Arctic Science Ministerial that will take place on 28 September 2016. The release of the 100 list marks the milestone of Dr. John Holdren becoming, on 18 June 2016, the longest-serving President’s Science Advisor since Vannevar Bush pioneered a similar role while serving Presidents Roosevelt and Truman during and after World War II. 

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