Connect With PCAST

Thank you for your interest in providing comments to PCAST.  We invite you to submit written comment via e-mail or the OSTP Contact Us page.  Comments submitted may be read during PCAST meetings. If you have a general question about PCAST meetings, please direct your question to one of the staff listed below. You can also provide oral comments during PCAST meetings by registering online prior to the meeting.

Contact PCAST

General questions about PCAST can  be directed to:

Phone:  202-456-4444
Fax:  202-456-6021

Written comments: Written comments may be submitted to PCAST via e-mail:  pcast@ostp.gov. In general, all statements will be posted on the PCAST website without change, including any business or personal information provided, such as names, addresses, e-mail addresses, or telephone numbers.  All submissions received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure.  You should only submit information that you wish to make publicly available. Comments to PCAST should be designed for substantive commentary on PCAST topics and not for marketing purposes.

Social media: You can join the conversation about PCAST meetings and activities by following OSTP on Twitter @whitehouseostp and tracking the hashtag #PCAST.

Talk to PCAST

A public comment session for oral comments occurs at each PCAST meeting. To be considered for the public speaker list at a PCAST meeting, interested parties must register to speak when registration becomes available on the PCAST website. Phone or e-mail reservations will not be accepted. 

To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments will be limited to two (2) minutes per person, with a total public comment period not to exceed 30 minutes. If more speakers register than there is space available on the agenda, PCAST will randomly select speakers from among those who applied. Those not selected to present oral comments may always file written comments with the committee. Speakers are requested to bring at least 25 copies of their oral comments for distribution to the participants and public at the meeting.

As indicated in the Federal Register Notice for PCAST meetings, PCAST expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted oral or written statements.  In addition, please note that the public comment period is designed for substantive commentary on PCAST’s work topics and not for marketing purposes.  

PCAST Staff

Marjory Blumenthal
Executive Director

Ashley Predith
Assistant Executive Director

Knatokie Ford
AAAS Fellow