Providing Science and Technology Support to Congress: Plans and Opportunities

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 2-3 pm ET 

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The U.S. Congress wrestles daily with complex issues facing our nation, many of which exist at the nexus of science, technology, and public policy. Therefore, as scientists, how can we positively affect the future legislation of science and technological advancements? The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) holds a unique role in assisting Congress with its oversight, insight, and foresight responsibilities. Recently Congress tasked GAO with expanding its role in providing scientific and technology-related information and support.

Join Karen Howard and Timothy Persons of GAO in this free interactive broadcast as they discuss the plans GAO has for meeting that request. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your input regarding issues GAO could address, types of products and services that would be helpful to Congress and the public, and methods and frameworks to provide policy options to Congress.

What You Will Learn

  • GAO’s role in providing science and technology support to Congress
  • The exciting opportunities presented by GAO’s first reorganization in two decades
  • The views of webinar participants regarding how GAO can best meet these challenges

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Karen Howard
U. S. Gov. Accountability Office

Timothy Persons
U.S. Gov. Accountability Office

Anthony Pitagno
American Chemical Society

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