As the high tech world permeates more of daily life, it's no surprise that the US government has decided that science and technology are part of the intelligence, diplomacy, and military readiness of national security. Enter the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser. The agency, as part of the State Department, works to increase the number of scientists at State and expose non-scientist to the salient S&T issues. It also acts as a liaison between the US government, foreign embassies in the US, and the S&T community and advises the government on emerging technology and its effect on foreign policy initiatives. The office was created in 2003.