The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the following statement on the passing of former Secretary of Defense and PCAST Member Ash Carter:

“PCAST is shocked and heartbroken by the loss of our wonderful colleague and dear friend, Ash Carter.  He brought tremendous insight, equanimity, and spirit to PCAST.  His breadth of knowledge and experience, and the kindness and humor with which he shared his advice, ensured that we sought and benefitted from his counsel on every topic.  Ash was a role model for scientists who want to have a meaningful impact in public policy.  His lifelong devotion to service and to our country were an inspiration to us all.  This is an enormous loss to the nation.  Our thoughts are with his loved ones.  Ash will be truly missed.”


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