OMB and OSTP memo on FY 2023 Research and Development Priorities

Larry Hinzman August 31, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to draw your attention to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) memo describing the Research and Development Priorities for the FY 2023 Budget.  Please review the MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES (whitehouse.gov) to understand the Administrations R&D priorities.

You’ll note there are many supportive statements that encourage continued scientific research, education, and outreach.  As expected, research to address the many facets of a changing climate and those impacts upon society are emphasized.  But, we are also encouraged to pursue research in critical and emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence and high-performance computing, which should have a home in Arctic science by improving model development and application.  This memo promotes action on the Administration’s efforts to address diversity and equity, both in our work and in our workforce.  Finally, this memo encourages continued investment in STEM education. 

IARPC Collaborations team members have much to be proud of accomplishing and much to be excited about pursuing in the future.  This memo can be used to your advantage as justification for relevant work that is of great importance to Arctic science, the people of the Arctic, and to our nation as a whole.

Thank you for your continued efforts to advance Arctic science.  Please let us know if there are additional ways that IARPC may be of service to you.

Larry Hinzman

Executive Director, Interagency Arctic Research Policy Committee

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