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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 Academy of Sciences.

Building up on two decades of activities and through six 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 and offices across the Department, providing a focal point for science and technology as fundamental to U.S. foreign policy. 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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