National Science and Technology Council

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National Science and Technology Council
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Agency overview
Formed November 23, 1993
Headquarters 725 17th Street, Washington, D.C.
Agency executives Barack Obama, Co-Chair
Dr. John Holdren, Co-Chair
Parent agency Executive Office of the President
Website National Science and Technology Council

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was established in the US by Executive Order 12881 on November 23, 1993.

History[edit]

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was established in the US by Executive Order on November 23, 1993. This Cabinet-level council is the principal means within the executive branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the Federal research and development enterprise. Chaired by the President and the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the membership of the NSTC is made up of the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Heads with significant science and technology responsibilities, and other White House officials where necessary.

Mission[edit]

A primary objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal science and technology investments in a broad array of areas spanning virtually all the mission areas of the executive branch. The Council prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies to form investment packages aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals.

The work of the NSTC is organized under four primary committees; Science, Technology, Environment and Natural Resources and Homeland and National Security. Each of these committees oversees subcommittees and working groups focused on different aspects of science and technology and working to coordinate across the federal government.

Key Staff and Committees[edit]

  • Co-Chair: President Barack Obama
  • Co-Chair: John Holdren
    • Executive Director: Christyl C. Johnson

Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (CENR)

Committee on Homeland and National Security (CHNS)

Committee on Science (CoS)

Committee on Technology (CoT)

  • Chair: Thomas C. Power, Office of Science and Technology Policy

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