The Department of Energy building is seen in Washington, Friday, May 1, 2015. The seven-page policy prevents other agency employees, such as political appointees or press officers, from leaning on or torquing scientific findings. Following additional guidance from the president’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Energy Department had then created such a policy in 2012. But the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading group tracking uses and abuses of science in government, had faulted the 2012 Energy Department policy as weak. “Clarifying our protections for scientific integrity will I think help as our science and technology enterprise moves forward,” Moniz said.
Source: Washington Post January 11, 2017 17:01 UTC