• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Office of Science and Technology Policy, U.S.

U.S. presidents throughout the years have availed themselves of advice from informal science advisers within and outside the White House; for example, this was Vannevar Bush's role in the Roosevelt administration that led to the influential post–World War II science policy blueprint, Science: The Endless Frontier (1945). But it was not until the administration of President Gerald R. Ford that Congress formally established a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as part of the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94-282).

The 1976 act provides OSTP a broad mandate to advise the president and others within the executive office of the president on science and technology as it relates to both domestic and international affairs. The ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles