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Director's Page

Message from the Director

Message from Dr. Paul M. Coates More

Mission, Origin, and Mandate

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

Strategic Plan

ODS invites comment on Strategic Plan draft More


Current and historical ODS funding appropriations by fiscal year. More

ODS Newsletter

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

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. More

Staff Bios, Publications, and Presentations

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

ODS Videos

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