STPI is a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) chartered by Congress. It provides rigorous and objective analysis of science and technology (S&T) policy issues for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and other offices and councils within the executive branch of the U.S. government and federal agencies. STPI’s key functions are to:
- Analyze the effect of current and proposed S&T policies on the long-term vitality of the United States
- Provide timely and authoritative information regarding significant S&T developments and trends in the United States and abroad, with particular attention to the federal S&T portfolio
- Advise OSTP and federal agencies on the implementation and evaluation of research and development programs
- Provide technical support and analysis to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) and to committees and panels of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), under the direction of OSTP
STPI’s research areas reflect the priorities of the federal S&T community.