The NSTC body would be co-chaired by senior level officials from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Department of State. Its responsibilities would include:
Planning and coordinating international research and training activities with other NSTC committees.
Establishing Federal priorities and policies for aligning international science and technology cooperative research, activities, and partnerships with U.S. foreign policy goals.
Identify opportunities for cooperative research and training partnerships that advance both the science and technology and foreign policy objectives of the U.S.
Soliciting input from non-Federal stakeholders like universities, scientific and professional societies, private industry, and relevant organizations and institutions.Identify broad issues that influence the ability of U.S. scientists and engineers to collaborate with their foreign counterparts - including barriers to collaboration and access to scientific information.