Aug. 1, 2018

NAS President Comments on Nomination of OSTP Director

I am pleased that the White House is moving to fill the position of director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy.  This is a key step toward giving science a seat at the table so decisions that shape our country are informed by the best available evidence.  In particular, our nation is facing mounting costs from weather-related disasters, including more severe hurricanes, floods, droughts, and forest fires.  Having a distinguished atmospheric scientist advising the president is timely and a great choice.  I look forward to working with Dr. Droegemeier.

Marcia McNutt
President, National Academy of Sciences

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