The Office of Science and Technology Policy: Adaptation to a President's Operating Style May Conflict with Congressionally Mandated Assignments.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC PROGRAM ANALYSIS DIV
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In this report, we develop a profile of OSTP, describe OSTPs compliance with the legislated mandate of Title III in Public Law 94-282 for a study on Federal organization and management of science and technology policy, and discuss the extent to which OSTP is involved in strategic planning for science and technology. We include a number of recommendations to OSTP, and raise several issues for congressional consideration. In this Administration, top officials of OSTP believe that the broad legislative mandate for OSTP cannot be met fully under present conditions and operating styles within the Executive Office of the President. OSTP management and staff also believe that all their work must be tied to the existing policymaking process in the Executive Office of the President, because they have no independent control over any portion of the U.S. policymaking system. Author
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