Federal Relations

White House Releases S&T Priorities for FY12

On July 21st, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), issued a joint memorandum directing the heads of agencies and departments in their FY2012 budget submissions to reallocate resources from low priority areas to science and technology (S&T) efforts that would address six specific challenges. The six challenges are: 

  • Economic growth and job creation
  • Improving health outcomes while reducing health care costs
  • Clean energy
  • Mitigating climate change
  • Sustainability and biodiversity
  • National security

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