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The White House Office of Management and Budget and Office of Science of Technology Policy released its annual R&D priorities memo.

The memo provides broad guidance to federal agencies as they draft their budget requests regarding science for FY 2023. In addition to focusing on “critical and emerging” technology areas, the memo urges federal agencies to “prioritize R&D investments in programs with strong potential to advance equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically disadvantaged, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

Notably, the priorities include pandemic preparedness, mitigation of climate change, protecting national security interests, and promoting diversity and equity in STEM education.