GovExec Daily: Political Influence on Government Science

Late in April, Dr. Rick Bright was abruptly dismissed as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. According to good government groups and science organizations, the reassignment of Bright is just one in a long line of incidents in which the White House political aims have overrode the science aims of the federal government. 

Dan Weiner is The Deputy Director of the Brennan Center’s Election Reform Program and he joined GovExec Daily to discuss the influence of politics in science work done by career civil servants and scientists.

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