About the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC)

President Clinton established the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) by Executive Order on November 23, 1993. This cabinet-level council is the principal means for the President to coordinate science, space and technology policies across the Federal Government. NSTC acts as a "virtual" agency for science and technology (S&T) to coordinate the diverse parts of the Federal research and development (R&D) enterprise. The NSTC is chaired by the President. Membership consists of the Vice President, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Heads with significant S&T responsibilities, and other White House officials.

An important objective of the NSTC is the establishment of clear national goals for Federal S&T investments in areas ranging from information technologies and health research, to improving transportation systems and strengthening fundamental research. The Council prepares R&D strategies that are coordinated across Federal agencies to form an investment package that is aimed at accomplishing multiple national goals.

To obtain additional information regarding the NSTC, contact 202-456-6100 or see the NSTC web site at http://www.whitehouse.gov/WH/EOP/OSTP/NSTC/html/NSTC_Home.html

Interagency Working Group on Nano Science, Engineering and Technology (IWGN)

Chairman : M.C. Roco, NSF
White House IWGN Co-chairman: T.A. Kalil, Special Assistant to the President, WH National Economic Council
Vice-chairman: R. Trew, DOD
Executive Secretary: J.S. Murday, NRL
White House: T.A. Kalil
OSTP: K. Kirkpatrick
NSTC: J. Porter
OMB: D. Radzanowski
DOC: P. Genther-Yoshida, M.P. Casassa (NIST), R.D. Shull (NIST)
DOD: R. Trew, J.S. Murday (NRL), G.S. Pomrenke (AFOSR)
DOE: I.L. Thomas, R. Price, B.G. Volintine
DOT: R.R. John, A. Lacombe (Volpe Center) DoTREAS: E. Murphy
NASA: S. Venneri, G.H. Mucklow, M. Meyyappan (NASA Ames), T. Krabach (JPL)
NIH: J.A. Schloss, E. Kousvelari
NSF: M.C. Roco, T.A. Weber, M.P. Henkart.

Published: September 1999; WTEC Hyper- Librarian