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Office of Legislative & Public Affairs

The Office of Legislative and Public Affairs communicates to external audiences information about the activities, programs, research results and policies of the National Science Foundation. OLPA employs a wide variety of tools and techniques to engage the general public and selected audiences including Congress, the news media, state and local governments, other Federal agencies, and the research and education communities.

OLPA consists of: the Business Operations Branch, the Government Affairs Branch, the Public/Media Affairs Branch, the Creative Services Branch, and the History Branch.

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OLPA is responsible for the following content on NSF's website:

About NSF

About NSF Home
NSF at a Glance
Who We Are
What We Do
How We Work
NSF Toolkit

NSF & Congress

NSF & Congress Home
Congressional Highlights
Hearings - Testimony and Summaries
Program Awards by State/District
Major Legislation
Science Policy
NSF Days Website
NSF & Congress Archive
Contact Congressional Affairs

News, Discoveries, Impacts and More

News Home
Fact Sheets
For the News Media
Media Advisories
Media Contacts
News From the Field
News Releases
OLPA News Archive
Press Statements
Special Reports
Understanding NSF Research

Speeches & Lectures

Speeches & Lectures Home
Speeches by the NSF Director
Speeches by the NSF Deputy Director
Speech Archives
Speech Contacts

Multimedia Gallery

Multimedia Gallery Home
Multimedia in the News
NSF Executive Staff
More (features including screensavers, slide shows)


Partners Home
Business & Industry
Other Federal Agencies
NSF Centers
NSF Facilities
Directorate and Office Advisory Committees


History Home
In Their Own Words: NSF and NSB Leaders
History Archives
Selective Bibliography
60th Anniversary
50th Anniversary

Now Showing: Film, TV, Museums & More

Now Showing Home
Museum Exhibits

Classroom Resources

Classroom Resources Home
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For People & Society
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