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
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.
About the Office of Science and Technology Policy
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 commu nities in industry and academe.
To obtain additional information regarding the OSTP, contact the OSTP
Administrative Office at 202-395-7347.