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Science and Technology in the National Interest : Ensuring the Best Presidential and Federal Advisory Committee Science and Technology Appointments

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In 2004, an ad hoc committee was charged with preparing this third report examining the most senior S&T appointments to federal government positions and updating the accompanying list of the most urgent S&T presidential appointments. Sufficient changes have occurred since the National Academies 2000 report on presidential appointmentsa "including the 2001 terrorist attacks, the anthrax deaths, the reorganization of homeland-security activities in the federal government, new developments in S&T, and concerns about the politicization of S&T decision making and advicea "to warrant this new edition. In contrast with previous reports on the subject, this one covers not only presidential appointments to top S&T leadership positions but also the appointment of scientists, engineers, and health professionals to serve on federal advisory committees that focus on science-based policy or on the review of research proposals. The committee recognizes that other areas of federal responsibility are as important as S&T, but S&T appointments are the only ones within its purview.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 176 x 250 x 14mm | 498.96g
  • National Academies Press
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 0309092973
  • 9780309092975

About Committee on Ensuring the Best Presidential and Federal Advisory Committee Science and Technology Appointments

Committee on Ensuring the Best Presidential and Federal Advisory Committee Science and Technology Appointments, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicineshow more

Table of contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 Introduction; 4 Presidential Science and Technology Appointments; 5 Science and Technology Appointments to Federal Advisory Committees; 6 Conclusion; 7 Appendix A Committee and Staff Biographic Information; 8 Appendix B The 2000 Recommendations: A Status Report; 9 Appendix C Presidential Appointments Requiring the Advice and Consent of the Senate: Background and Current Issues; 10 Appendix D How Much is Enough? Setting Pay for Presidential Appointees; 11 Appendix E Federal Advisory Committees: Background and Current Issues; 12 Appendix F Political and Professional Considerations in the Appointment of Federal Advisory Committee Members; 13 Appendix G A Decision-Maker's Guide to Science Advising; 14 Appendix H Description of Procedures for Gathering Call for Comments; 15 Appendix I Bibliography; 16 Appendix J Preemployment Requirements and Post-employment Restrictionsshow more