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.

June 2010

NSF Fares Well in First FY11 Appropriations Mark

The House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee has marked up it’s FY11 appropriations bill and approved a healthy increase for the National Science Foundation. The committee approved essentially the President’s requested increase for NSF, about an 8 percent increase in FY11 vs. FY10. Here’s a breakdown. It appears that NSF’s Research and Related Activities account […]

PCAST Desires Public Input on Critical Infrastructures for Technology Innovation

The President’s Innovation and Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) is looking for advice regarding infrastructures paramount to innovation in information technology, nanotechnology, and biotechnology. Comments can be submitted to the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) through the online portal OpenPCAST. Specifically, PITAC asks: What are the critical infrastructures that only government can […]

MIT Dean of Engineering Nominated for NSF Director

This word just received from OSTP: Subra Suresh, Nominee for Director, National Science Foundation Subra Suresh is currently Dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 2000 to 2006, Dr. Suresh served as the head of the MIT Department of Materials Science […]