Office of Science and Technology Policy
Kelvin Droegemeier, an expert on extreme weather events, has been praised as a "respected scientist."
The White House may be having a hard time finding someone for the job.
Former staffers say the office's science division now has no employees.
The President's Unfinished Promise: The Federal Government Still Lacks a Meaningful Scientific Integrity Policy
When, in April 2009, President Obama told the National Academy of Sciences "we are restoring science to its rightful place," and "the days of science taking a back seat to ideology are over," the scientists in the audience, including me, gave him a standing ovation.
The U.S. has spent the last 70 years making massive investments in basic and applied research. The irony is that while the U.S. government has had a robust national science and technology policy, it lacks a national industrial policy.