President Clinton established the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) by Executive Order on November 23, 1993. This cabinet-level council is the principal means for the President to coordinate science, space, and technology policies across the Federal Government. NSTC acts as a "virtual" agency for science and technology to coordinate the diverse parts of the Federal research and development enterprise.
The NSTC is chaired by the President. Membership consists of the Vice President, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Heads with significant science and technology responsibilities, and other senior White House officials.
An important objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal science and technology investments in areas ranging from information technologies and health research, to improving transportation systems and strengthening fundamental research. The Council prepares research and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies to form an investment package that is aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals.
To obtain additional information regarding the NSTC, contact the NSTC Executive Secretariat at 202-456-6100.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was established by the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976. OSTP's responsibilities include advising the President in policy formulation and budget development on all questions in which science and technology are important elements; articulating the President's science and technology policies and programs, and fostering strong partnerships among Federal, State, and local governments, and the scientific communities in industry and academe.
To obtain additional information regarding the OSTP, contact the OSTP Administrative Office at 202-395-7347.
|AD HOC WORKING GROUP ON THE U.S. ANTARCTIC PROGRAM|
|Committee on Fundamental Science|
|National Science and Technology Council|
|France Cordova||Ernest Moniz|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration||Office of Science and Technology Policy|
|Sidney Draggan||Edward P. Myers|
|Environmental Protection Agency||Department of Commerce|
|Karl Erb||Emily Pelton|
|National Science Foundation||Office of Science and Technology Policy|
|Jack Fellows||Joseph Sestak|
|Office of Management and Budget||National Security Council|
|Gerald Garvey||Bradley P. Smith|
|Office of Science and Technology Policy||Department of Defense|
|Walter Hays||R. Tucker Scully|
|U.S. Geological Survey||Department of State|
|Sarah Horrigan||Alan Summy|
|Office of Management and Budget||United States Coast Guard|
|Thomas Lovejoy||Stephen M. Wheeler|
|Smithsonian Institute||United States Coast Guard|
|U.S. Geological Survey|
The assistance of the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) staff was invaluable in preparing this report. This report could not have been produced without the knowledge, dedication, and cooperation of Erick Chiang, Guy Guthridge, Altie Metcalf, Dennis Peacock, Winifred Reuning, Brenda Williams, and the Director of the USAP, Cornelius Sullivan.