Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee
Development of policies, strategies, and plans relating to federally sponsored aeronautics research.
NSTC Aeronautics Subcommittee Releases R&D Plan
The Aeronautics Science and Technology Subcommittee (ASTS) of the Committee on Technology (COT) of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) advises and assists the COT of the NSTC with the development of policies, strategies, and plans relating to federally sponsored aeronautics research. The ASTS is co-chaired by the Department of Transportation (DOT), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Department of Defense (DOD). Membership of the ASTS is comprised of representatives from the Department of Commerce (DOC), DOD, Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of State (DOS), DOT, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Joint Planning & Development Office (JPDO), National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC), and relevant staff from the Executive Office of the President.
The ASTS was instrumental in the development of the:
- 2010 National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan (pdf)
- National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy (established and implemented by Executive Order (EO) 13419 - National Aeronautics Research and Development);
- National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure;
- and, the Technical Appendix - National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure.
The ASTS will continue its activities in a sustained effort to advance the Nation's technological leadership in aeronautics.