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.
Wolfgang Panofsky, the National Medal of Science-winning physicist and son of the great art historian Erwin Panofsky, once
Former staffers say the office's science division now has no employees.
This spring, my friend sent me a photo of the Jefferson Memorial, which we visited long before the ascension of Donald Trump
Water-related illnesses will increase. Runoff from more frequent and intense extreme precipitation events, and increased
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.
Carl Wieman, the Nobel-Prize-winning physicist who has been a key science official in the White House since 2010, has resigned from his government post for personal reasons. His departure provides an opportunity to reflect on his contributions in government as well as academia.
In a panel convened at Brookings yesterday to discuss how technologies like social media and video games are influencing
Next week, 1,200 innovators, entrepreneurs, industry and government stakeholders, artists, and health care practitioners will attend the annual TEDMED conference in Washington, D.C.
Yesterday there was solid progress on the Startup Visa Movement -- specifically making it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to start their companies in the US.
Politicians have started to discuss innovation as a job creator. This is logical. Innovation is the main driver of economic growth. But are countries organized to do anything about it? We think not.
There is reason to be optimistic, but the competition is great and growing rapidly. At stake is our stature as a superpower
"Additionally, your list of followers suggests that you remain actively engaged with more than two dozen individuals currently
President Barack Obama has nominated Carl Wieman -- a Nobel-prize winning scientist from the University of Colorado -- to
Recent less bad unemployment and GDP numbers have brought on an unreasoned optimism about the economy.