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White House lines out science, technology priorities for FY 2015

In a recent memorandum to heads of executive branch departments and agencies, White House officials have outlined the major priorities in science and technology for the FY 2015 budget. At the top of the multi-agency research agenda are

  • Advanced manufacturing, with a focus on industry/university partnerships
  • Clean energy technologies
  • Climate change
  • Information technology, including “Big Data” and cybersecurity
  • National security, including hypersonics, advanced computing, and countering weapons of mass destruction
  • Biological innovation and neuroscience
  • Education in science, technology, engineering, and math

Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and John P. Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, circulated the memo on July 26, 2013.