Skip to comments.Executive Order -- President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Posted on 04/24/2010 9:34:46 PM PDT by Cindy
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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release April 21, 2010
Executive Order -- President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to establish an advisory council on science, technology, and innovation, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment. The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is hereby established. The PCAST shall be composed of not more than 21 members, one of whom shall be the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology (the "Science Advisor"), and 20 of whom shall include distinguished individuals and representatives from sectors outside of the Federal Government appointed by the President. These nonfederal members shall have diverse perspectives and expertise in science, technology, and innovation. The Science Advisor shall serve as a Co-Chair of the PCAST. The President shall also designate at least one, but not more than two, of the nonfederal members to serve as a Co-Chair of the PCAST with the Science Advisor.
Sec. 2. Functions. (a) The PCAST shall advise the President, directly at its meetings with the President and also through the Science Advisor, on matters involving science, technology, and innovation policy. This advice shall include, but not be limited to, policy that affects science, technology, and innovation, as well as scientific and technical information that is needed to inform public policy relating to the economy, energy, environment, public health, national and homeland security, and other topics. The PCAST shall meet regularly and shall:
(i) respond to requests from the President or the Science Advisor for information, analysis, evaluation, or advice;
(ii) solicit information and ideas from the broad range of stakeholders, including but not limited to the research community, the private sector, universities, national laboratories, State and local governments, foundations, and nonprofit organizations;
(iii) serve as the advisory committee identified in subsections 101(b) and 103(b) of the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194), as amended (15 U.S.C. 5511(b) and 5513(b)). In performing the functions of such advisory committee, the PCAST shall be known as the President's Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee; and
(iv) serve as the advisory panel identified in section 4 of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (15 U.S.C. 7503) (21st Century Act). In performing the functions of such advisory committee, the PCAST shall be known as the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel. Nothing in this order shall be construed to require the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel to comply with any requirement from which it is exempted by section 4(f) of the 21st Century Act.
(b) The PCAST shall provide advice from the nonfederal sector to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) in response to requests from the NSTC.
Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The heads of executive departments and agencies shall, to the extent permitted by law, provide the PCAST with information concerning scientific and technological matters when requested by the PCAST Co-Chairs and as required for the purpose of carrying out the PCAST's functions.
(b) In consultation with the Science Advisor, the PCAST is authorized to create standing subcommittees and ad hoc groups, including, but not limited to, technical advisory groups to assist the PCAST and provide preliminary information directly to the PCAST.
(c) So that the PCAST may provide advice and analysis regarding classified matters, the Science Advisor may request that members of the PCAST, its standing subcommittees, or ad hoc groups who do not hold a current clearance for access to classified information, receive security clearance and access determinations pursuant to Executive Order 12968 of August 2, 1995, as amended, or any successor order.
(d) The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) shall provide such funding and administrative and technical support as the PCAST may require.
(e) Members of the PCAST shall serve without any compensation for their work on the PCAST, but may receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in the government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707).
Sec. 4. Termination. The PCAST shall terminate 2 years from the date of this order unless extended by the President.
Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (FACA) may apply to the PCAST, any functions of the President under the FACA, except that of reporting to the Congress, shall be performed by the Director of the OSTP in accordance with the guidelines and procedures established by the Administrator of General Services.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) authority granted by law to a department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(d) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
Sec. 6. Revocation. Executive Order 13226 of September 30, 2001, as amended, is hereby revoked.
THE WHITE HOUSE, April 21, 2010.
Let me guess, every single one will be a radical extremist Marxicrat. (diverse my democrat!)
Just another regime machine to push propaganda, no doubt.
Executive Order — Obummer`s Council of Advisors on Science, Technology and Narcissism
So ‘establishment’ in sec. 1 is really a name change?
The list, ping
Executive Order Obummer`s Council of Advisors on Science, Technology and Narcissism
This evil man is going to be humbled like few tyrannts have ever been.
They establish it every two years.
So how is my original comment in #2 not applicable?
Did not Obama establish something that he will appoint people to?
Will he not appoint radical extremest Marxicrats?
Will what he established not push his propaganda?
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November 3, 2009
In remarks at the Forum for the Future in Marrakech today, Secretary Clinton announced new initiatives to bolster science and technology collaboration with Muslim communities around the world. The Secretary named Dr. Bruce Alberts, Dr. Elias Zerhouni, and Dr. Ahmed Zewail as the first three U.S. Science and Technology Envoys and announced that the State Department will expand positions for environment, science, technology, and health officers at U.S. embassies.
We want to help Muslim majority communities develop the capacity to meet economic, social and ecological challenges through science, technology, and innovation, Secretary Clinton said.
The U.S. Science Envoy program is part of President Obamas New Beginning initiative with Muslim communities around the world that he launched in a June 4 speech in Cairo, Egypt. He pledged that the United States would appoint new science envoys to collaborate on programs that develop new sources of energy, create green jobs, digitize records, clean water, and grow new crops. The initiative received key support from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Richard Lugar.
In the coming months, the first Science Envoys will travel to countries in North Africa, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. They will engage their counterparts, deepen partnerships in all areas of science and technology, and foster meaningful collaboration to meet the greatest challenges facing the world today in health, energy, the environment, as well as in water and resource management. Additional U.S. scientists and engineers will be invited to join the Science Envoy program to expand it to other Muslim countries and regions of the globe.
Dr. Bruce Alberts is widely recognized for his work in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology. Dr. Alberts is a professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco. As president of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) from 1993 to 2005, he was instrumental in developing the landmark National Science Education standards that have been implemented in school systems throughout the U.S.
Dr. Elias Zerhouni, M.D., was director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from 2002 to 2008. Dr. Zerhouni is currently a senior advisor to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and was instrumental in creating the Universitys Institute for Cell Engineering. Dr. Zerhouni received his medical degree at the University of Algiers School of Medicine and completed his residency at the John Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Ahmed Zewail is the Linus Pauling Chair Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology and Director of the Institutes Physical Biology Center for Ultrafast Science and Technology. Dr. Zewail was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1999 for his pioneering work in femtoscience, which allowed observation of exceedingly rapid molecular transformations. Most recently, Dr. Zewail was appointed to the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
The envoys will be supported by new embassy officers who will also engage with international partners on the full range of environmental, scientific and health issues, from climate change and the protection of oceans and wildlife to cooperation on satellites and global positioning systems. They will work with multilateral institutions, non-governmental organizations and private sector partners to promote responsible environmental governance, foster innovation, and increase public engagement on shared environmental and health challenges.
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White House Announces Global Technology and Innovation Fund
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Posted on October 24, 2009 2:45:50 AM PDT by Cindy
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THE BRIEFING ROOM
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary ___________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release October 23, 2009
White House Announces Global Technology and Innovation Fund
During his speech in Cairo on June 4, the President announced that the United States would launch a new fund to support technological development in Muslim-majority countries. As the latest step in delivering on this commitment, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation announced this week a call for proposals for a Global Technology and Innovation Fund. This fund will help catalyze and facilitate private sector investments that promote access to and growth of technology in OPIC-eligible countries throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. OPIC will provide financing ranging between $25 million and $150 million in total capital for each selected fund.
The Global Technology and Innovation Fund is part of an on-going U.S. government effort to expand partnerships that advance economic opportunity and job creation - including in Muslim-majority countries. Specifically, the sectors of interest for prospective funds may address issues that can have a transformational impact in these regions such as technology, education, telecom, media, business services and financial technology and clean-tech.
More information is available at: http://www.opic.gov/investment-funds/calls-for-proposals/global-technology-innovation-fund/.
ADDING the title to post no. 14:
“Secretary Clinton Announces New Initiatives to Bolster Science and Technology Collaboration With Muslim Communities Around the World”
More than 250 entrepreneurs, educators and investors from 50 countries will gather in Washington Monday for the two-day summit. The goals include finding ways to make economic and social climates conducive to entrepreneurship, and developing the role of businesswomen.
This sends a signal, one that may make Muslims happier, but will win us no hearts and minds, for they are unwinnable if Muslim. But it may make Islam more attractive, and more powerful. Is that the result the American government wishes? Is that the result that you wish as an American taxpayer, and hence as someone who is paying for such things as this Muslim-American Entrepreneurial Summit, or whatever the damn thing is called?
Is it a good idea at this moment in world history to make people around the world think that to be a Muslim is a positive good, that it will make it more likely that the richest and most economically dynamic country in the world will take an interest in you and help to promote you? Won't such a policy tend to make Islam a more attractive option for those who don't really give a damn what they call themselves, and make local Muslims more attractive as possible business partners, even if they contribute very little? What's next? A kind of international Affirmative Action, where big contracts in the West are deliberately given to Muslim-owned or Muslim-operated companies, just so as to keep Muslims happy, and free of all the economic worries that might lead to bad behavior on their part, as they took out their economic distress on Infidels?
And there is another objection. The people who think that by giving money, say, or providing contacts to Muslim entrepreneurs, we will somehow win them over, make them less deeply believers in Islam itself, are misunderstanding Islam. Muslims are not grateful for the receipt of Infidel funds. They take it as their due. There is no example, in all of the countries where Muslims have received Infidel aid - not in Aceh after the tsunami, not in Pakistan after the earthquake, not in Egypt after all the tens of billions that have steadily been transferred to it, not in Jordan, not in the "Palestinian territories" - there is no example, even one, of some Muslim being deeply, truly, permanently grateful.
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Worth a read. Muslim Economic Summit in Washington http://www.jihadwatch.org/2010/05/fitzgerald-that-muslim-economic-summit-in-washington.html
Of particular concern is the fact that Mrs. [HAZEL] O'Leary's glasnost campaign has made public precise information concerning the quantities and whereabouts of U.S. plutonium and highly enriched uranium stocks. At the same time, her Department has significantly reduced the budget available for securing and protecting those sites. The Center for Security Policy has been informed that one reason for these cuts has been the Clinton Administration's diversion of scarce resources from U.S. programs to fund the Cooperative Threat Reduction initiative (frequently called the Nunn-Lugar program).(4) In this manner, she has effectively invited attacks on these facilities and left them significantly able to thwart such attacks -- with potentially ominous implications for the local communities and/or for the effort to staunch the proliferation of radiological, atomic or thermonuclear weapons. --- "Fiddling While the Nation's Nuclear Weapons Complex 'Burns' Down: O'Leary's Last Denuclearization Shot? ,"Center for Security Policy, Decision Brief No. 96-D 120, 1996-11-29 http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/index.jsp?section=papers&code=96-D_120.
"At the same time, her Department has significantly reduced the budget available for securing and protecting those sites."
Democrats and their priorities.