In accordance with the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) prepares a biennial report to the Congress on science and technology. This report addresses the President's policy for maintaining the Nation's international leadership in science and technology; developments and Federal actions of national significance in science and technology; currently important national issues that are affected by science and technology; and opportunities for using science and technology and associated human resources to achieve Federal program objectives and national goals.
OSTP advises the President of the United States on policy and budget formulation in all matters in which science and technology are important elements. OSTP also coordinates the development and implementation of the Administration's domestic and international science, research, and technology policies, programs, and budgets in support of the President's goals for strengthening the economy and creating jobs, improving education and health care, enhancing the quality of the environment, harnessing information technology, and maintaining national security.
OSTP also fosters strong partnerships among Federal, State, and local governments and the scientific communities in industry and academia.
John H. Gibbons
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