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Unformatted text preview: National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan About the National Science and Technology Council The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) was established by Executive Order 12881 on November 23, 1993. This Cabinet-level Council is the principal means within the executive branch to coordinate science and technology policy across the diverse entities that make up the federal research and development enterprise. Chaired by the President, the NSTC is made up of the Vice President, the Director of the OfFce of Science and Technology Policy, Cabinet Secretaries and Agency Heads with signiFcant science and technology responsibilities, and other White House ofFcials. ¡or more information visit www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/nstc. About the Office of Science and Technology Policy The OfFce of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) was established by the National Science and Technology Policy, Organization and Priorities Act of 1976. OSTP’s responsibilities include advising the President in policy formulation and budget development on all questions in which science and technology are important elements and articulating the President’s science and tech- nology policies and programs. ¡or more information visit www.whitehouse.gov/ostp. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL WASHINGTON, D.C. 20502 February 2, 2010 Dear Colleague: To meet the aviation needs of our Nation now and in the future, the Federal government must continue to advance U.S. technological leadership in aeronautics by fostering a vibrant and dynamic aeronautics community that includes government, industry, and academia. A strong national program of research and development (R&D) for aeronautics technology forms the foundation of the U.S. aeronautics and aviation enterprise. Aeronautics R&D is critical for national security and homeland defense, an efFcient national air transportation system, and the economic well-being and quality of life of our citizens. This National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan (Plan) lays out high-priority national aeronautics R&D challenges, goals, and supporting objectives to guide the conduct of U.S. aeronautics R&D activities through 2020 as called for by Executive Order 13419 (National Aeronautics R&D), which established the National Aeronautics R&D Policy. As the Frst in a biennial update process, this Plan provides focused updates to a number of speciFc R&D goals and objectives in the National Plan for Aeronautics Research and Development and Related Infrastructure published in 2007. Of particular note, this Plan includes an important new goal regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. In addition, this R&D Plan: • Supports the coordinated efforts of the ¡ederal departments and agencies in the pursuit of stable and long-term foundational research; • Ensures U.S. technological leadership in aeronautics for national security and homeland defense capabilities;...
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