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President's Committee of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST)

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Neal F. Lane 
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology

John A. Young
Former President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company

President Clinton established the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and andTechnologyTechnology (PCAST) by Executive Order 12882 at the same time he established the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC).  The committee members, distinguished individuals appointed appointedbyby the President, are drawn from industry, education, and research institutions, institutions,andand other nongovernmental organizations. The Assistant to the Presidentfor Science and Technology co-chairs the Committee with a private sector member selected by the President.  PCAST meets in public session an average of four times a year.

The formal link between PCAST and NSTC ensures that national needs remain an overarching guide for NSTC. PCAST provides feedback about Federal programs and actively advises the NSTC about science and technology issues of national importance.

Please e-mail comments to toJoanJoan Porter at jporter@ostp.eop.gov  For more information on PCAST, please call the Office of the Executive Secretary at (202) 456-6101.

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