Science

EEOC: Women Still Lag Far Behind Men in the Government’s STEM Workforce

A new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission digs into women in the government’s STEM workforce, showing gaps in overall participation, leadership and pay.

White House Sounds Alarm on Threat from Quantum Computers

New directive orders the government to work with industry on security that can stand up to tomorrow’s quantum-powered decryption tools.

USDA Had a Plan for Determining the Best Place to Relocate Two Science Agencies. It Didn’t Follow It.

GAO finds the department's approach to relocating its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture to Kansas City in 2019 had "significant limitations."

Opinion: Biden’s Plan to ‘End Cancer’ Borrows From an Old, Flawed Playbook

The President’s new health research enterprise is eerily reminiscent of Richard Nixon’s ill-fated war on cancer.

GovExec Daily: The NSF Director Says Science Is Leading the Way

Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan joins the podcast to discuss the agency's efforts to promote STEM education and to unlock the potential in all American communities.

House Republicans Probe Allegations of Political Interference in Agencies' COVID-19 Work

The Biden administration has "cast aside" an advisory panel related to vaccines, lawmaker alleges.

White House Charts Course for Better Protections of Civil Servant Scientists

New report calls for improved policies prohibiting interference and clearer punishments for those who meddle in scientific work.

There’s No Cheap Way to Deal With the Climate Crisis

Warming will bring enormous economic costs. Cutting emissions now will save money later.

FDA's Two Top Career Vaccine Officials to Step Down

The employees reportedly had disagreements over the Biden administration's approach to COVID-19 booster shots.

Pandemic Preparedness and Climate Change Are Among Federal Research Priorities For 2023

White House tells agencies to consider these and the other R&D priorities in developing their budget proposals. 

GovExec Daily: EPA Policy and Science in the Biden Administration

Eric Katz joins the show to discuss how the agency says that it encourages open collaboration among employees, while some scientists have reported the opposite.

Climate Change Is Already Disrupting the Military. It Will Get Worse, Officials Say

Even as wildfires drain National Guard resources, the Pentagon is racing to develop computer models that can better guide decisions about sustainability efforts.

EPA Asked to Stop Barring Employees From Sharing Scientific Findings With Each Other

Agency says it supports open collaboration among employees, but some scientists have reported policies with the opposite effect.

GovExec Daily: Efforts to Advance and Invest in Research

Wellspring CEO Robert Lowe joins the podcast to discuss how the U.S. invests in innovation.