About the plan and participants
About the National Science and Technology Council
The National Science and Technology Council () is the principal means by which the Executive Branch coordinates science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the Federal research and development (R&D) enterprise. One of the ’s primary objectives is establishing clear national goals for Federal science and technology investments. The prepares R&D packages aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals. The ’s work is organized under five committees: Environment, Natural Resources, and Sustainability; Homeland and National Security; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education; Science; and Technology. Each of these committees oversees subcommittees and working groups that are focused on different aspects of science and technology. More information is available at www.WhiteHouse.gov/ostp/nstc.
About the Office of Science and Technology Policy
The Office of Science and Technology Policy () was established by the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976. ’s responsibilities include advising the President in policy formulation and budget development on questions in which science and technology are important elements; articulating the President’s science and technology policy and programs; and fostering strong partnerships among Federal, state, and local governments, and the scientific communities in industry and academia. The Director of also serves as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and manages the . More information is available at www.WhiteHouse.gov/ostp.
About the Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee
The Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 () Public Law 98-373, July 31, 1984, as amended by Public Law 101-609, November 16, 1990, provides for a comprehensive national policy dealing with national research needs and objectives in the Arctic. The establishes a U.S. Arctic Research Commission () and an Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee () to help implement the Act. was formally created by Executive Order 12501. Its activities have been coordinated by the National Science Foundation (), with the Director of the as chair. On July 22, 2010, President Obama issued a memorandum for the Director of the making responsible for the with the director of the remaining as the chair of the committee.
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