Federation of American Scientists

Federation Of American Scientists

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) organization intent on using science and scientific analysis to attempt to make the world more secure. FAS was founded in 1945 by scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs. These scientists felt that science had become central to many key public policy questions, and that they had a unique responsibility to inform public policy makers of potential dangers from scientific and technological advances, and to show how good policy could increase the benefits of new scientific knowledge. Known for priding itself on an ability to bring together people from many disciplines and organizations, FAS attempts to address critical policy topics that are not well covered by other organizations.

With 86 Sponsors, FAS feels that it promotes a safer and more secure world by developing and advancing solutions to important science and technology security policy problems by educating the public and policy makers, and promoting transparency, through research and analysis to maximize impact on policy. FAS projects are organized under four main program areas: Biosecurity, Earth Systems, Educational Technologies, and Strategic Security.

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... The Federation of American Scientists is led by a Board of Directors of accomplished and renowned scientists ... FAS membership includes numerous prominent American and international scientists, many of whom are current and former government officials ...

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