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.

September 2004

Appropriations Update: Defense, NSF, NIST, Homeland Security

As the federal government approaches the end of the 2004 fiscal year (on September 30, 2004), Congress has, to date, completed only one of the 13 annual appropriations bills necessary to fund the operations of government. They have, however, made some progress on others, including some actions that impact computing researchers. Here’s an update on […]

Senate Committee Passes Supercomputing Authorization

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources passed a modified version of a House bill that would authorize the Secretary of Energy to develop a “leadership class” supercomputer and establish a “High-end Software Development Center.” The bill, HR 4516, is a melding of the House version of HR 4516, introduced by Reps. Judy Biggert […]