America's Best Ally:
Science & Technology.
To fuel a true American restoration we must fully embrace science and technology. How? Through a national science and technology strategy that generates the greatest possible return on investment, addresses the existential threats of our time, and secures a brighter future for all. The findings and recommendations in the State of Science in America Report and the Science and Technology Action Committee’s Action Plan provide an undeniable clarion call and clear direction for policymakers to develop the policies that will allow the United States to regain our prominence on the global stage.Endorse the Action Plan Download the State of Science in America Report
Our nation’s future is in question. Science and technology must guide the way forward.
How the United States can regain global leadership in science & technology
Read our report on the State of Science in America to get the details on the widespread, bipartisan view of America’s failure to strengthen science and technology leadership—and the steps we must take to regain our prominence.
To address our nation’s most urgent crises, we must invest in science and technology. These three actions will move us toward a new era of innovation, prosperity and safety:
At least double federal expenditure for R&D and STEM education relative to GDP over the next five years.
Endow the OSTP Director, now a Cabinet-level position, with the resources, capacity and influence needed to address our most pressing issues.
Reinvent and reinvigorate cross-agency collaboration across the 20+ federal departments and agencies conducting R&D to harness the full power of our public science and technology enterprise.
Academia, industry and the S&T community have endorsed our Action Plan. But Washington needs to hear from every corner of the U.S. that the existential challenges we face today can only be overcome by prioritizing science and technology.
ABOUT THE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACTION COMMITTEE (STAC)
We're a group of 25 non-profit, academic, foundation, and corporate leaders working to dramatically strengthen U.S. science and technology.
The Committee is co-chaired by:
Sudip Parikh, Ph.D
Keith Yamamoto, Ph.D
News and Updates
Keep up to date with our progress as we work to unleash American scientific and technical ingenuity against our burgeoning threats.
STAC statement on recent NASA announced layoffs due to congressional inaction on FY24 appropriations.
In reaction to ongoing efforts in Congress to avert a government shutdown, STAC released the following statement.
STAC's Statement on the One Year Anniversary of the CHIPS and Science Act.