50 Most Urgent Science and Technology Presidential Appointments *

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

White House Office

Assistant to the President for Science and Technology

Office of Science and Technology Policy

Director

Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs

Associate Director for Science

Associate Director for Environment

Associate Director for Technology

Council of Economic Advisors

Chairman and members

Council on Environmental Quality

Chairman

DEPARTMENTS AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

Agriculture

Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics

Under Secretary for Food Safety

Commerce

Under Secretary for Technology

Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Under Secretary for Economic Affairs

Director, Census Bureau

Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks

Defense

Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics

Director, Defense Research and Engineering

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition

Assistant Secretary (Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology), Army

Assistant Secretary (Research, Development, and Acquisitions), Navy

Education

Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement

Energy

Under Secretary for Energy, Science, and the Environment

Under Secretary for Nuclear Security

Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs

Director, Office of Science

Director, Energy Information Administration

Health and Human Services

Assistant Secretary for Public Health and Science §

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

Surgeon General §

Director, National Institutes of Health

Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

Housing and Urban Development

Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

Interior

Assistant Secretary for Water and Science

Director, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Director, US Geological Survey

State

Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs

Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs

Under Secretary for Global Affairs

Assistant Secretary, Oceans and International, Environmental, and Scientific Affairs

Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Global Programs, Field Support, and Research, Agency for International Development

Transportation

Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration

Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration

Veterans Affairs

Under Secretary for Medical Affairs

Environmental Protection Agency

Assistant Administrator for Research and Development

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Administrator

National Science Foundation

Director

Deputy Director

*

This list is based on the panel's judgment as to which of the roughly 80 S&T positions are the most urgent. This list includes both positions that are important for science and engineering research policy and those that provide scientific and technical analysis to inform decision-makers on many societal issues.

In recent years, the same person has held the post of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

This person currently also directs the National Nuclear Security Administration.

§

In recent years, the same person has held the post of Assistant Secretary for Public Health and Science and Surgeon General, but this has not always been the case.



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Science and Technology in the National Interest: THE PRESIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT PROCESS 50 Most Urgent Science and Technology Presidential Appointments * EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT White House Office Assistant to the President for Science and Technology † Office of Science and Technology Policy Director † Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs Associate Director for Science Associate Director for Environment Associate Director for Technology Council of Economic Advisors Chairman and members Council on Environmental Quality Chairman DEPARTMENTS AND INDEPENDENT AGENCIES Agriculture Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics Under Secretary for Food Safety Commerce Under Secretary for Technology Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Director, Census Bureau Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks Defense Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Director, Defense Research and Engineering Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition Assistant Secretary (Acquisitions, Logistics, and Technology), Army Assistant Secretary (Research, Development, and Acquisitions), Navy Education Assistant Secretary for Educational Research and Improvement Energy Under Secretary for Energy, Science, and the Environment Under Secretary for Nuclear Security ‡ Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs Director, Office of Science Director, Energy Information Administration Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Public Health and Science § Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Surgeon General § Director, National Institutes of Health Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Housing and Urban Development Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Director, US Fish and Wildlife Service Director, US Geological Survey State Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs Under Secretary for Global Affairs Assistant Secretary, Oceans and International, Environmental, and Scientific Affairs Assistant Administrator, Bureau of Global Programs, Field Support, and Research, Agency for International Development Transportation Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator, Research and Special Programs Administration Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Medical Affairs Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Research and Development National Aeronautics and Space Administration Administrator National Science Foundation Director Deputy Director * This list is based on the panel's judgment as to which of the roughly 80 S&T positions are the most urgent. This list includes both positions that are important for science and engineering research policy and those that provide scientific and technical analysis to inform decision-makers on many societal issues. † In recent years, the same person has held the post of Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). ‡ This person currently also directs the National Nuclear Security Administration. § In recent years, the same person has held the post of Assistant Secretary for Public Health and Science and Surgeon General, but this has not always been the case.

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