By David H. Guston (auth.), Roger Pielke, Roberta A. Klein (eds.)
For the earlier 50 years a choose workforce of scientists has supplied recommendation to the united states President, typically out of the general public eye, on matters starting from the deployment of guns to the launching of rockets to the moon to using stem cells to treatment ailment. The function of the presidential technological know-how adviser got here lower than expanding scrutiny through the management of George W. Bush, which used to be hugely criticized via many for its use (and a few say, misuse) of technology. This edited quantity comprises, for the 1st time, the reflections of the presidential technology advisers from Donald Hornig who served lower than Lyndon B. Johnson, to John Marburger, the former technology consultant, on their roles inside either executive and the clinical neighborhood. It presents an intimate glimpse into the internal workings of the White condo, in addition to the political realities of supplying suggestion on medical issues to the presidential of the us. The reflections of the advisers are supplemented with serious research of the function of the technological know-how adviser by way of numerous well-recognized technology coverage practitioners and specialists. This quantity could be of curiosity to technological know-how coverage and presidential heritage students and students.