Science Mag–This week, a bipartisan group of senators asked the Trump administration to pump up funding for a handful of technologies they believe will drive future U.S. economic growth. And the top White House technology officer thinks it’s a great idea.
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)
American Institute of Physics – The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking input on a wide-ranging initiative to improve the conditions under which science is conducted in the US.
Nextgov – The White House tapped two of its top tech officials to serve as US deputy chief technology officers and named another fed to lead its telecom and cyber policy.
Federal Times – A new report released by the White House outlined the progress that federal agencies have made on artificial intelligence research, but was light on details on how agencies are combating AI discrimination.
E&E News – The White House announced that two academics will join the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, a recently created panel stacked with industry professionals.
MeriTalk – The new release – which is an update to the US Strategic Computing Plan released in 2016 – highlights the White House’s priorities and guidance for the Federal government’s push to advance the country’s leadership in high performance and exascale computing.
The Washington Post – PCAST’s members investigate the country’s pressing scientific questions at the president’s direction. Typically, academic members of a PCAST outnumber its industry scientists.
The Hill – President Trump's newly appointed Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios criticized Chinese surveillance and censorship, ramping up the Trump administration's intensifying battle to beat out China's fast-growing tech industry.
Science – Director of IBM Research Dario Gil in Yorktown Heights, New York, a newly-appointed member to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, already has a wish list of issues he’d like the group to tackle.
Nature – Kelvin Droegemeier wants input on transparency and foreign influence in research, he told the first summit on improving the country’s science.
Science – You’ll need an invitation to attend, but on 5 November the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will host a 1-day meeting in Washington, DC, to discuss a host of hot-button issues affecting the US research community.