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The Issues Development Section supports the Foundation's Director and Deputy Director in communicating the mission of the Foundation to a variety of audiences. The Section works to enhance and expand collaboration on science and engineering issues between the Foundation and state governments, business and industry, foundations, and organizations. The goal is to craft clear and concise messages and themes that will broaden recognition of the Foundation and also maintain the agency's high standing with its traditional constituencies.

Issues Development Section Staff:
Patricia Garfinkel, Section Head (Acting)
Lynn Simarski, Senior Issues Associate
Linda Boutchyard, Public Affairs Specialist
Jan Stout, Social Scientist
Moira Burns, Social Scientist
Amber Jones, Public Affairs Specialist
Tarri Joyner, Public Affairs Specialist
Julie Smith, Secretary


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Office of Legislative and Public Affairs
4201 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA
Tel: 703-292-8070
FIRS: 800-877-8339 | TDD: 703-292-5090

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