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White House Releases Priorities for Research and Development

Earlier this month, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Arati Prabhakar and Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda D. Young sent a memo to heads of executive branch departments and agencies outlining the Biden-Harris Administration’s 2025 …

PCAST Advances Hazards Resilience and Public Health Workforce Reports 

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met on March 30th to discuss and vote on two reports on preparing for extreme weather risks associated with climate change and on strategies to support the public health workforce. …

Biden’s FY24 Budget Prioritizes NSF and ARPA-H Funding

President Biden released a ‘skinny’ version of his budget on March 9, demonstrating the administration’s priorities. FABBS Executive Director had the opportunity to attend the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) budget release, which focused on NSF, NIST, and ARPA-H. FABBS commends the significant increase to the NSF budget, yet notes that the recommendation for NIH falls well short of the community request.

OSTP Advances National Scientific Integrity

On January 12th, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a framework for scientific integrity policies and practices across the government. FABBS previously submitted comments to the OSTP request for information (RFI) and contributed to a …

National Science Board Appoints New Members

On January 13, President Biden announced the pending appointment of eight members to the National Science Board (NSB), bringing the board to full capacity at 24 members.  

The NSB identifies issues critical to the future of the National Science Foundation …

White House Announces Alliance to Advance STEMM Equity

At a stakeholder summit on December 12, the White House launched the STEMM Opportunity Alliance, a consortium of almost 100 institutions that will work to address barriers and promote equitable participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and …

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