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Office of Legislative & Public Affairs

The Office of Legislative and Public Affairs communicates to external audiences information about the activities, programs, research results and policies of the National Science Foundation. OLPA employs a wide variety of tools and techniques to engage the general public and selected audiences including Congress, the news media, state and local governments, other Federal agencies, and the research and education communities.

OLPA has two divisions: the Division of Legislative Affairs and the Division of Public Affairs. The Division of Legislative Affairs includes the Congressional Affairs Group, the Issues Development Group and the External Affairs Group.

The Division of Public Affairs includes the Media and Public Information Group, the Multimedia Group and the Communications Services and Resources Group. Together these divisions provide information about NSF's science and engineering research and education programs and activities.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about web pages managed by OLPA, please contact the webmaster.

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OLPA is responsible for the following content on NSF's website:

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About NSF

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Search News and select Discovery as the news type.

Speeches & Lectures

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Multimedia Gallery

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More (features including screensavers, slide shows)

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Science360 Apps & Services

You can download these apps free from the App Store on iTunes or from the Google Play Store.

Science360 for Tablets
The NSF Science360 app for tablets showcases compelling science and engineering images and video from around the globe and features a news feed of breaking research news from NSF-funded institutions.

Science360 Radio
NSF's Science360 Radio app delivers engaging programming about the science, engineering, math and technology (STEM) discoveries that are shaping our future.

Science360 News Service
The editors of Science360 gather breaking STEM news from wherever science is happening, including: directly from scientists, college and university, dozens of science and engineering centers and from peer-reviewed journals.

Science360 Video
Science360 Video immerses visitors in the latest wonders of science, engineering, technology and math. We gather the latest science videos provided by NSF, scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers and more.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions concerning these web pages, please contact olpa-webmaster@nsf.gov.