Neal F. Lane
on Science and Technology
established the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and Technology
(PCAST) by Executive Order 12882 at the same time
he established the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). The
committee members, distinguished individuals appointed by the President, are
drawn from industry, education, and research institutions, and other
nongovernmental organizations. The Assistant to the President for Science and
Technology co-chairs the Committee with a private sector member selected by the
President. PCAST meets in public session an average of four times a
The formal link between PCAST and NSTC ensures that national needs remain an overarching guide for NSTC. PCAST provides feedback about Federal programs and actively advises the NSTC about science and technology issues of national importance.
e-mail comments to Senior Policy Analyst Dr. Colleen Hartman at
email@example.com For more information on PCAST, please call the
Office of the Executive Secretary at (202) 456-6100.
Executive Order and Amendments
Statement of Principles