National Science and Technology Council

The Administration has organized federal technology efforts for greater efficiency and effectiveness. The Vice President is an active member of the newly established Cabinet-level National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), chaired by the President. The NSTC sets priorities to guide federal research and development investments governmentwide. For example, the NSTC directed a high-level review of the three largest federal laboratory systems: those of the Departments of Defense, Energy and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The goal is to ensure effective use of federal research and development funding to meet evolving national needs in the areas of national security, fundamental science, industrial technologies, environmental protection, and aerospace.

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