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We are excited to share with you information about SIOP’s ef- forts to build its identity in Washington, DC to support federal funding for I-O research and use our research to help guide policy discussions. Each quarter we will report to you on new advocacy activities as well as our analysis of the role of I-O psy- chology in significant federal or congressional initiatives, such as the annual appropriations process and emerging national initiatives. We are excited about our progress and look for- ward to working with you as we pursue these important goals! White House Issues Social and Behavioral Science Executive Order Promotes Social and Behavioral Sciences Team Expanding the Impact of I-O Across the Federal Government Seth Kaplan George Mason University Laura Uttley Lewis-Burke Associates LLC 88 On September 15, President Obama issued an Executive Order, “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the Ameri- can People.” The Executive Order directs federal agencies to integrate the social and behavioral sciences in federal decision making to improve the accessibility, usability, and effectiveness of federal programs and policies for both federal employees and the general public. The Executive Order also directs agen- cies to deepen relationships with the social and behavioral sci- ence community and institutionalizes the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST) within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). SBST was assembled in 2014 within OSTP and consists of a cross-agency group of experts in applied behavioral science that is charged with translating findings and methods from the social and behavioral sciences into improvements in federal policies and programs. SIOP Fellow Lori Foster served on the inaugural SBST, applying her knowledge and experience as an I-O psychologist to the challenges explored by the team. The Executive Order highlights the team’s work by directing agen- cies to adopt recommendations and suggestions from the SBST annual report, which was released and discussed at a forum coinciding with the Executive Order announcement. SBST also launched a website on September 15, encouraging institutions and individuals interested in promoting social and January 2016, Volume 53, Number 3