Dr. Timothy M. Persons, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist and Managing Director
Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics
Government Accountability Office
Dr. Tim Persons, GAO's Chief Scientist and one of two Managing Directors of the Science, Technology Assessment, and Analytics (STAA) team, will discuss how GAO expanded its ability to meet the needs of Congress for oversight, insight, and foresight on critical S&T issues by creating a more entrepreneurial office. Under his leadership, STAA is providing a broader range of products and assistance, and building an Innovation Lab where data scientists will use AI to tackle today’s grand challenges.