Intro to Ogmius Exchange
This issue of Ogmius features an essay by Robert Palmer, Democratic Staff Director of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, 1993 – 2004, about the current state of science policy in Congress. The essay derives from a talk Palmer gave at the University of Colorado-Boulder on April 18 titled “Science, Policy, and Politics: A View from the Hill.” The talk was part of the Center’s Presidential Science Advisor lecture series, (see Center Project News for more information about the series). A copy of the speech, as well as a webcast and recording, are available online.
Palmer’s essay explores the reasons behind the current lack of a consistent, focused debate about the role of S&T in meeting broader national goals, as well as the effects of this lack of focus on S&T legislation, matters of congressional oversight, and finding solutions to some of the more pressing problems of the day.
The October issue of Ogmius will feature a companion piece by David Goldston, Republican Chief of Staff for the House Committee on Science. Stay tuned…
- Our Presidential Science Advisor series website has an extensive library of science policy materials.
- AAAS Science Policy Programs.
- Center for Science, Technology, and Congress.
- AGU Science Policy.
- Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes.
- Government, Performance and Results Act of 1993 (“GPRA”).
- House Committee on Science.
- Democratic Caucus House Committee on Science.
- National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976.
- Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).