Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2018
Monday–Friday, March 5–9, 2018; Los Angeles, California
Session L16: Major Physics Organizations and Their Role in the Future of Physics
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
LACC Room: 305
Sponsoring Unit: FIP
Chair: R. Peterson, Univ of Colorado - Boulder
Abstract: L16.00002 : Physics and the Clinton White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
11:51 AM–12:27 PM
The organization, responsibilities and roles of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the Clinton Administration will be discussed, with some emphasis on physics and on the relationship with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). In that Administration, OSTP had 4 divisions: Science, Technology, International (including National Security) and Environment. I headed the Science Division and will focus on relevant budgets, as well as other Division activities of importance to science in general and physics, in particular. Anecdotes that illustrate the importance of individual goals in an only partially-defined structure will be presented.
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