How will science and technology fare under the new democratic administration and Congress?
Many believe Obama will enact his campaign promises to double the budgets of the major science agencies over the next 10 years. (Of course, others do not.) Some point to his intensive use of technology and his deep understanding of how communities use technology as a good sign.
If you want to see what the experts are saying as it all unfolds, check out these sites over the next few months:
The Academies’ advice to the incoming president is found in the book, Science and Technology for America’s Progress: Ensuring the Best Presidential Appointments in the New Administration, which you can read free online.
If you want to look at the official White House line on science…. You’ll be out of luck at whitehouse.gov since there is no science or technology category. There is the Office of Science and Technology Policy, an Executive Office of the President. Those sites should change dramatically after President Elect Obama takes office.
But for earlier insights, Obama’s transition team has created a website called change.gov. And yes, it does have a science category, which could offer new insights as time goes on. [UPDATE: The science/technology category was there when this was posted, but as of 11/11/08 all sub-categories beneath the "Agenda" tab had been removed from the site.]
The page even asks for your ideas. Imagine that… [UPDATE: That was removed as well.]Share Post: | Stumble | Share on Facebook | Tweet This |