Explain if a new cabinet position consolidating the scientific entities within the government be created?
The NAS recommendation in "Science and Technology for America's Progress" (2008) emphasized the need for the Office of Science and Technology Policy Director to be a cabinet level position. I was postulating whether having a completely "science devoted" department would increase science's influence on policy, education, business, and social decisions. I feel science has frequently been used as a political tool when the data supports a position. I therefore would like scientists to independently select the director - but I do not know how such a selection process would be enacted.
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