Federal Focus is well-known in federal government circles and beyond for its work in the field of science policy. While its activities on cross-cutting federal issues have been wide-ranging, in recent years, the organization has increasingly focused on the role of federal health, environmental, and safety risk assessment in evaluating the potential benefits of federal, state, and local regulatory actions. In this area, Federal Focus has been a proponent of greater clarity and disclosure in risk characterizations and for separating scientific data and evaluations from policy judgments. Over the last several years, its work has helped to elevate environmental risk assessment from a relatively obscure topic in governmental policy circles to a matter of mainstream national debate.
For a more detailed statement of Federal Focus' science policy work, see the following issue areas: