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Director's Page

Information from Dr. Paul M. Coates, Director of the ODS. Includes details about our mission, strategic plan, budget and congressional testimony.

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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

Information about the ODS strategic planning process. Includes link to our current strategic plan. 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 »


Brief bios of ODS staff members. More »