Computing Research Policy Blog

The Computing Research Association (or CRA) has been involved in shaping public policy of relevance to computing research for more than two decades. More recently the CRA Government Affairs program has enhanced its efforts to help the members of the computing research community contribute to the public debate knowledgeably and effectively.

Posts in the FY13 Appropriations category.

Political Playing Field Remains the Same But Deals Must Get Done to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

From my column in this month’s issue of Computing Research News (If you don’t receive CRN via email, you should! Sign up here.) Washington remains configured for political gridlock after last Tuesday’s elections, a fact which seems to portend two more years like the last two. But party leaders on both sides have indicated a willingness to […]

Budget Drilldown FY13: National Science Foundation

As we noted yesterday,  science agencies were among the winners in the President’s budget request. The National Science Foundation “fared very well,” according to Director Subra Suresh, garnering an increase in the President’s plan of $340 million or nearly 5 percent compared to FY 12 final levels. Computing research, in particular, did even better.  The […]

FY2013 Department of Energy Budget Request

As we noted earlier today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science did fairly well in the President’s Budget Request considering the fiscal climate we remain mired in. Overall, the Office of Science request is for an increase of 2.4 percent over the FY12 enacted appropriations to a total of $5 billion. The Advanced Scientific […]

Federal R&D Investments Up Overall in President’s FY13 Budget Request

The President’s budget request for FY 2013 is out and the White House has prepared a handy summary of the R&D portions. Some highlights: The National Science Foundation would increase 4.8 percent compared to FY 12, to $7.4 billion in FY13. (Research accounts up 3.9 percent) The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development program […]