After a year’s worth of warning that the final funding levels for American science agencies would likely be austere, congressional appropriators surprised many in the science community by passing a slate of funding bills that would have increased funding slightly for federal research at several agencies, including a 3 percent increase at the National Science Foundation. However, the increases proved to be symbolic as Congress, under pressure to reduce federal discretionary spending in the wake of unanticipated payouts to areas hard-hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, passed an across-the-board 1.0 percent reduction in all FY 2006 appropriations, including those already enacted, eliminating much—and in some cases all—of the approved spending increases for science.
Computing Research News
Published: January 2006, Issue: Vol. 18/No.1, Download as PDF
Archive of articles published in the January 2006, Vol. 18/No.1 issue.
Computer science at SRI International includes many firsts, from the first electronic banking system to invention of the computer mouse. SRI innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value, and lasting benefits to society.
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The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology’s TechLeaders tackles issue of the under-representation of Women in CS by supporting and training those already there
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