45 High-Level Science, Technology U.S. Adviser Positions Still Open

Published: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 2:43pm
Updated: Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 9:36am

The Trump administration has finally moved to appoint a new director of the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but that still leaves nearly 45 high-level federal science and technology positions open.

That includes the director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a title which has been in place since 1976.

Does this mean the current administration is less interested in science? Could it leave the United State in a more vulnerable position?

Former Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Neal Lane is one who has expressed concerns. He’s currently a senior fellow in science and technology police at Rice University’s Baker Institute.

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