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Director's Page

Message from the Director

Message from Dr. Paul M. Coates

Mission, Origin, and Mandate

Details about the origin of ODS, our mission and mandate.

Strategic Plan

Read the ODS Strategic Plan for 2017-2021

Budget

Current and historical ODS funding appropriations by fiscal year.

ODS Newsletter

Our quarterly electronic newsletter including announcements regarding fact sheets, publications, databases, exhibits, conferences and feature stories on projects of interest.

ODS ListServ

A convenient way to receive news from ODS via e-mail. Join the ODS listserv to receive our electronic newsletter and other news from ODS.

Staff Bios, Publications, and Presentations

Brief biographies of ODS staff members and their publications and presentations.

ODS Videos

Several videos are available featuring ODS, its Director, and recent conferences.