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OSTP Compliance Guidelines


This site details several of OSTP’s compliance guidelines, including for the Data Quality Act, the No FEAR Act, and the Recovery Act.

Mission of the Office of Science and Technology Policy

The Office of Science and Technology Policy's mission is set out in the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-282, OSTP Organic Statute). It calls for OSTP to:

Serve as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans, and programs of the Federal Government.

In addition, the Act authorizes OSTP to provide the President and others within the Executive Office of the President with advice on the scientific, engineering, and technological aspects of the economy, national security, homeland security, health, foreign relations, the environment, and the technological recovery and use of resources, among other topics.  OSTP also leads interagency science and technology efforts, assists the Office of Management and Budget with an annual review and analysis of Federal research and development in budgets, and serves as a source of scientific and technological analysis and judgment for the President with respect to major policies, plans, and programs of the Federal Government.

Information Quality Guidelines

Final Guidelines for Ensuring the Quality of Disseminated Information [PDF]

PURPOSE: The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) today implements these final information quality guidelines pursuant to the Data Quality Act, Section 515 of Public Law 106-554.

Pursuant to prior Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance, on May 1, 2002, OSTP posted an earlier draft of these guidelines on its website, and published a Notice of their availability in the Federal Register. OSTP submitted initial draft guidelines to OMB on August 1, 2002, and revised draft guidelines again on September 24, 2002. These final guidelines reflect the results of the OMB review process.

For Information Quality Act Correspondence from prior Administrations, please visit: https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/administration/eop/ostp/library/compliance/infoquality

No FEAR

Notification and Federal Employee Antidiscrimination and Retaliation Act of 2002 (No FEAR Act)