The Potomac Institute offers mind-expanding ideas and the ability to have real impact on policy issues. We practice policy with a world-class team of science and technology experts across a wide range of subject areas. We work with scientists, engineers, astronauts, the military, program managers, agency directors, Cabinet officials, Congress, the White House, science fiction writers, and more. Our core philosophy is that science and evidence should drive policy decision making, and that government has a fundamental role to play in investing in S&T. And we work directly with policymakers to implement this philosophy in the real world.

The Institute fosters a hard-working, intellectually curious, and collaborative environment. We encourage independence and reward success. We constantly challenge assumptions and question conventional wisdom. We offer a generous benefits package, including fully covered health care, retirement fund matching, and flexible work schedules.

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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel 703.525.0770

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Our Mission

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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