President Clinton established the National Science and Technology Council(NSTC) by Executive Order on November 23, 1993. This cabinet-levelcouncil is the principal means for the President to coordinate science,space and technology policies across the Federal Government. NSTC acts as a "virtual" agency for science and technology (S&T). The President chairs the NSTC. Membership consists of the Vice President,Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Cabinet Secretariesand Agency Heads with significant S&T responsibilities, and other WhiteHouse officials.
Through the NSTC, Federal departments and agencies work cooperatively toensure that Federal science and technology investments support nationalgoals. NSTC Committees prepare R&D strategies that are coordinatedacross the Federal government to form a comprehensive investment package.
This report was prepared for the National Science and Technology Council(NSTC), by Holly Gwin, Acting, NSTC Executive Secretary, Sheri ThorntonBrown, NSTC Policy Analyst, and Linda Johnson, Administrative Assistant.
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