This week in USA in brief: Agencies given deadline for scientific-integrity plans; Biodefence panel recommends child anthrax study; October was National Arts and Humanities Month; Deficit committee urged to defend defence R&D; NASA’s Earth-observing satellite success; Breast cancer groups challenged on R&D spend.
Agencies given deadline for scientific-integrity plans
The White House has ordered federal departments and agencies to submit final draft scientific-integrity policies by 17 December for review by its Office of Science and Technology Policy. The request came from OSTP’s director John Holdren on 31 October, a year after he first requested them. The Union of Concerned Scientists, a not-for-profit advocacy group, welcomed the action.