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The Obama Administration sent its FY 2016 budget request to Congress yesterday for the new fiscal year that starts on October 1.  At briefings held throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area senior agency officials reviewed key components of the S&T request.  One of those sessions was an afternoon briefing featuring Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren and three senior administration officials.

3 Feb 2015

“There is established an Arctic Executive Steering Committee . . .  which shall provide guidance to executive departments and agencies . . .  and enhance coordination of Federal Arctic policies across agencies and offices, and, where applicable, with State, local, and Alaska Native tribal governments and similar Alaska Native organizations, academic and research institutions, and the private and nonprofit sectors” declares an Executive Order issued by President Obama on Wednesday.

23 Jan 2015

Mildred Dresselhaus was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama yesterday.  The White House explains “The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”

25 Nov 2014

On Friday, the 106th Congress wrapped its remaining appropriations bills into a consolidated package, sent it to President Clinton, and adjourned. This final appropriations package incorporates the FY 2001 Labor-HHS-Education, Commerce- Justice-State, Treasury-Postal, and Legislative Branch appropriations legislation.

20 Dec 2000

Misconduct Policy More than four and one-half years after discussions began about the development of a research misconduct policy, the Clinton Administration last week issued a final "Federal Policy on Research Misconduct." This government-wide policy is to be implemented by December 6, 2001, with the assistance of a National Science and Technology Council implementation group.

12 Dec 2000

The White House has issued a hard-hitting release critical of the S&T related appropriations bills that are now making their way through the House and Senate. Interspersed throughout this release are references to physical sciences.

23 Jun 2000

The President and First Lady were among the guests gathered in the East Room of the White House last week for the latest Millennium Lecture, this one focusing on the exploration of deep space and the deep ocean. Appearing before them was Dr. Marcia McNutt, who will become president of the American Geophysical Union on July 1, and Dr. Neil de Grasse Tyson, a member of the Council of the American Astronomical Union.

23 Jun 2000

"If current trends persist, our nation may begin to fall far short of the talent needed to spur the innovation process that has given America such a strong economy and high quality of life."
-- Neal Lane, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology

It is well recognized that America's prosperity is due in large measure to its technological prowess. A White House report warns that this might not continue without stronger programs to augment the nation's science, technology, and engineering workforce.

5 Jun 2000

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