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The Office of the Science & Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS) was created in 2000 by then Secretary of State Madeline Albright in response to a 1999 study by the U.S. National Research Council on how the Department could incorporate science, technology, and health expertise in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy.

Building on over two decades of activities and through seven Science and Technology Advisers to the Secretary of State, STAS remains a vibrant resource to Department leadership, senior Foreign Service and Civil Service officials, and bureaus across the Department. STAS also serves as a central bridge between the Department and the vast STI community in the United States and throughout the world.

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