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Proposed Cuts to White House Science Office Could Be Crippling | Union of Concerned Scientists

Proposed Cuts to White House Science Office Could Be Crippling WASHINGTON (November 17, 2011) – Congress is expected to take up a spending bill later this week that would gut the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and undermine its ability to ensure the integrity of federal scientific information, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). A conference committee agreed earlier this week to cut OSTP’s budget by 32 percent from $6.6 million to $4.5 million . UCS has closely followed OSTP’s struggle to develop scientific integrity policies for federal agencies. Such policies would ensure that federal scientific data is handled appropriately and that government scientists are able to do their work and share their scientific analysis without political interference. “OSTP’s plate is already overflowing, and these shortsighted cuts make it more ...

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