National Science and Technology Council
Clinton established the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)
by Executive Order on November 23, 1993. This cabinet-level council
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 to coordinate the diverse
parts of the Federal research and development enterprise.
is chaired by the President. Membership consists of the Vice President,
Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Cabinet Secretaries
and Agency Heads with significant science and technology responsibilities,
and other senior White House officials.
objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for
Federal science and technology investments in areas ranging from information
technologies and health research, to improving transportation systems
and strengthening fundamental research. This Council prepares research
and development strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies
to form an investment package that is aimed at accomplishing multiple
additional information regarding the NSTC, contact the NSTC Executive
Secretariat at 202-456-6100.