Still more alarming is Marburger's selection of Richard Russell, the White House's transition chief of staff for OSTP
, to serve as associate director for technology.
Gibbons, the current White House Science Advisor and head of OSTP
notes that "this administration unequivocally opposes the creation of a DOS of the kind now being discussed." Its savings and projected efficiencies are "as yet undocumented," he says.
To be sure, as OSTP
noted, members of the contemplated commission could "expand on their work," but I doubt whether they would shed significant new light on "the broad overarching principles to govern the ethical conduct of research." (OSTP
assigned two other tasks to the advisory commission, but was correctly concerned that one of them was itself so broad in scope that it might "limit [the commission's] effectiveness." In what follows, I make no judgment about the need for advisory commissions in areas unrelated to human experimentation.)
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP
) has identified metalcasting as a critical technology.
Bromley points out that one of the primary avenues OSTP
will emphasize this year is high-performance computing--a dynamic technology for industrial, research and national security applications.
Following on, OSTP
convened in 2010 an informal community of practice that would later be led by the General Services Administration (GSA).
You have a tool at your disposal in this regard, should you wish to make use of it, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP
) which, under your administration, has been left largely unstaffed and without a director.
The hearing was titled "The Office of Science and Technology Policy: Examining Priorities and Effectiveness of the Nation's Science Policies," and its purpose was to exercise the committee's oversight authority of the OSTP
According to the agreement, Tubinoxia will initially become a minority owner of Outokumpu's tubular unit OSTP
with a 36% stake.
Finnish steel group Outokumpu (HEL:OUT1V) on Friday said it had signed a letter of intent (LoI) to create a joint venture for its tubular unit OSTP
with Andrea Gatti, a former Outokumpu executive, as part of plans to turn around the loss-making business.
She is also supporting the Department on key interagency efforts, such as the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP
) and the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC).