OSTP Divisions

Scientific and technological advances are playing ever-growing roles in American life, helping grow our economy, improve our competitiveness, allow Americans to lead longer and healthier lives, address key energy and climate challenges, and protect ourselves from natural and manmade threats. The work of the Office of Science and Technology Policy touches upon all these areas and many others. The office helps drive science and technology policymaking. And it helps spur U.S. innovation and ingenuity by crafting practical policies aimed at strengthening America’s scientific and technology enterprise.

Broadly speaking, OSTP’s work can be thought of as falling into four main topic areas:

Environment & Energy

Of all the challenges we face as a nation and as a planet, none is as pressing as the three-pronged challenge of climate change, sustainable development and the need to foster new and cleaner sources of energy. Learn more...

National Security & International Affairs

New developments in science and technology (S&T) play a key role in predicting and addressing threats to our national and economic security and in meeting transnational priorities that improve the quality of life and global security. Learn more...

Science

The Obama administration and the Office of Science and Technology Policy are committed to restoring science to its rightful place in America as a tool for crafting smart policies that will strengthen the nation. Learn more...

Technology & Innovation

In the face of unprecedented challenges, technological advances can provide a powerful engine for advancing economic growth and new opportunity. Learn more...