President’s Budget: NIST
Cameron Wilson, USACM’s new Director of Public Policy puts his experience as a former Hill staffer to good use in analyzing how the National Institute of Standards and Technology fares in the President’s FY 2006 Budget Request. Read his excellent post on USACM’s Technology Policy Weblog.
Short story: NIST IT R&D funding at NIST Labs did see a slight bump in the request, but the President’s elimination of NIST’s Advanced Technology Program and a 50 percent cut to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership — both programs with considerable support in Congress — once again puts funding at NIST Labs at risk in the appropriations process.
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