Oct. 22, 2010
Nature blogs notes that the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has been sued because they have failed to put forward recommendations to ensure scientific integrity in government, as directed by a Presidential memo. The recommendations are getting close to a year-and-a-half past due.
The Presidential memorandum issued March 9, 2009 says:
“Within 120 days from the date of this memorandum, the Director shall develop recommendations for Presidential action designed to guarantee scientific integrity throughout the executive branch”
Back in June 2010, already a year past due, presidential science adviser John Holdren had said the report would be delivered “in the next few weeks.” Maybe the dog ate the homework. Seems there’s a little lack of integrity in the science office.