Tag Archive: Government Affairs

FY24 Appropriations Update: Congress’ September To-Do List is Short but Contentious

By Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs With Labor Day behind us, Congress has returned from its August Recess, and the legislative body has been met with some major, yet typical, items on its September to-do list. The most significant being passing a continuing resolution to keep the federal government running after the start of […]

Biden Administration Releases R&D Priorities Memo for Next Year’s Budget Request

By Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs In mid-August, the Biden Administration released a memo to the Federal research agencies outlining their research and development priorities for the Fiscal Year 2025 budget. The memo provides guidance to the agencies on how to prepare their budget request submissions for the Office of Management & Budget (OMB), […]

Congressional Hearing Asks Tough & Important Questions About Artificial Intelligence

 By Fatima Morera Lohr, 2023 Eban Tisdale Fellow On Thursday, June 22 the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held a hearing on Artificial Intelligence: Advancing Innovation Towards the National Interest to discuss different ways the federal government can utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) in a, “trustworthy and beneficial manner for all Americans.” The committee heard from several witnesses […]

NSF Releases Guidelines for Research Security Analytics Practices

By Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs At the end of June the National Science Foundation released their long-anticipated guidelines covering their internal guidance for research security data-related practices. In their announcement, NSF said these, “guidelines are one of several NSF activities demonstrating that the principles of open science can align with research security standards.” […]

House Defense Policy Legislation Contains Proposed Onerous Reporting Requirements for Scientists Performing Defense Research

by Brian Mosley, Associate Director, Government Affairs In the middle of July, the House of Representatives passed their version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Also known as the defense policy bill, this is yearly, must-pass legislation that covers policy and spending requirements at the Defense Department. The bill included a number of controversial amendments […]