EDITORIAL

A Call to Serve

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Science  14 Nov 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5904, pp. 1025
DOI: 10.1126/science.1167218

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Once Barack Obama becomes the 44th president of the United States in January 2009, he will, sooner or later, appoint individuals to science and technology policy positions within the executive branch of government. It seems as though every science- and engineering-related think tank either has published, or shortly will, a report calling on the new administration to appoint these people quickly and give them the authority and tools to do their job.