IN THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, THE MAIN BODY ADVISING THE PRESIDENT ON SCIENCE POLICY IS THE OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY. OTHER ADVISORY BODIES EXIST WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT’S COUNCIL OF ADVISORS ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (PCAST) AND THE NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL (NSCT).
John Paul Holdren, is the senior advisor to President Barack Obama on science and technology issues through his roles as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
The mission of the Office of Science and Technology Policy is threefold; first, to provide the President and his senior staff with accurate, relevant, and timely scientific and technical advice on all matters of consequence; second, to ensure that the policies of the Executive Branch are informed by sound science; and third, to ensure that the scientific and technical work of the Executive Branch is properly coordinated so as to provide the greatest benefit to society.
American Science Alliance evaluates the White House Administration for sound, evidence-based science and technology policies.