Tag Archives: OSTP

Philip Duffy Rejoins OSTP to Serve as Climate Science Adviser

Philip Duffy

Philip Duffy, former president and executive director of the Woodwell Climate Research Center, has returned to the Office of Science and Technology Office as climate science adviser to OSTP's first-ever climate and environment division, the White House announced Sept. 1st. The White House noted that his new appointment comes at a crucial time, following the Aug. 9 release of the IPCC report.

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Federal Officials Propose Creation of Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health

Advanced Research

Federal science and health officials plan to create a research agency within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop technologies that could help detect, prevent and treat cancer, infectious diseases and other illnesses. They said the current administration requested $6.5 billion in funds for fiscal 2022 to establish ARPA-H, which should be led by a director for a single five-year term. 

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House Representatives Introduce Bill to Establish National S&T Strategy; Rep. Michael Waltz Quoted

Michael Waltz

Reps. Michael Waltz, R-Fla.; Deborah Ross, D-N.C.; Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas; and Frank Lucas, R-Okla., have presented a bill to produce a strategy for the country's science and technology pursuits. NSTC and OSTP would quadrennially assess the U.S. science and technology scene and produce a corresponding national strategy, Space and Technology said Monday.

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Eric Lander Confirmed to Lead Science, Technology Policy Office

Eric Lander

The Senate on Friday voted unanimously to confirm Eric Lander, a biologist and mathematician, as director of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), making him the first OSTP head to receive cabinet-level status. He will become the 11th OSTP director and will serve as science adviser to President Biden. 

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President Biden Directs Establishment of S&T Advisory Council

White House

President Biden has issued an executive order directing the creation of an interdisciplinary group of experts that will provide advisory support on science and technology. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology will be co-chaired by the “science adviser” or the assistant to the president for S&T and have up to 26 members including engineers, scientists and other professionals.

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OSTP Launches New Website, Report on Quantum Info Science; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has unveiled a new website and a report that identifies priority areas that require continued research to advance quantum information science. The Quantum Frontiers Report was based on insights from federal, academic and industry leaders and determines areas for continued QIS research. 

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OSTP, NSF Announce Partnership to Expand Quantum Education; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), National Science Foundation (NSF), industry, educational institutions and professional societies have launched a partnership to introduce quantum science and technologies to middle school and high school students.

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NSF, OSTP Invest $75M for Quantum Science R&D Institutes; Michael Kratsios Quoted

Michael Kratsios

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has partnered with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to allocate $75 million for the creation of three institutes focused on quantum science research and development. The three centers will also develop training and education programs including online and in-person curricula to support the development of a “quantum-ready U.S. workforce”, the agency noted.

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