Neal F. Lane
John A. Young
on Science and Technology
Clinton established the President's Committee of Advisors on Science and
Technology (PCAST) by Executive Order 12882
at the same time he established the National Science and Technology Council
(NSTC). The committee members, distinguished individuals appointed
by the President, are drawn from industry, education, and research institutions,
and other nongovernmental organizations. The Assistant to the President
for Science and Technology co-chairs the Committee with a private sector
member selected by the President. PCAST meets in public session an
average of four times a year.
The formal link between PCAST and NSTC ensures that national needs remain an overarching guide for NSTC. PCAST provides feedback about Federal programs and actively advises the NSTC about science and technology issues of national importance.
Please e-mail comments to
Russell Moy at email@example.com For more information on PCAST, please
call the Office of the Executive Secretary at (202) 456-6101.
Executive Order and Amendments
Statement of Principles