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CRA Analysis of Computing Research in the FY 2005 Budget Request


As part of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual review of R&D in the President’s Budget Request, CRA provides an analysis of computing research in the request. This is essentially a look at the current status of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development initiative — the government-wide program that […]

Encouraging Words from Sen. Domenici (R-NM)


Thanks to Richard Jones of the American Institute of Physics for sending around remarks Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM), former chair of the Senate Budget Committee (now chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee), made on the Senate floor in support of increased funding for basic research. “The time has come to spend money on […]

Science Committee Views on the Budget


The House Science Committee released its annual Views and Estimates, its analysis of the President’s budget request for the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction. The Committee provides this analysis to the House Budget Committee, which is in the process of putting together the House Budget Resolution for FY 2005. The document confirms that […]

TIA Fades to Black


Though Congress killed DARPA’s TIA project and eliminated the office in which it was housed, this AP story details how much of the research formerly funded by the agency has been transferred to classified programs at unspecified intelligence agencies. This is emblematic of a worrisome trend at DARPA of taking formerly unclassified, fundamental research projects […]

Big Problems for NIST, Cybersecurity in FY04


Thanks to Spaf for pointing out this piece that ran in Government Executive Magazine. Here’s the most relevant bit: The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) acting chief of staff Mat Heyman has warned that a proposed $22 million budget cut for the agency in fiscal 2004 would force NIST to cut back on […]

Highlights from the House Science Budget Hearing


The biggest news from the annual House Science Committee budget briefing was confirmation that NSF Director Rita Colwell was indeed resigning and that NIST Director Arden Bement would become interim director beginning February 22, 2004. Colwell will become head of the newly created Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc., and accept academic appointment with UMD and […]

Enlightening Comments from DOD Comptroller


Thanks to Tom Jones of CNSR for pointing this out: NEWS TRANSCRIPT from the United States Department of Defense DoD News Briefing Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) Dr. Dov Zakheim Friday, January 30, 2004 – 9:00 a.m. EST Q: Why don’t you invest more in S&T? I looked in the R1 books and each of […]

Some NSF Budget Info


Still parsing the numbers, but here’s a more detailed look at NSF Research and Related Activities (includes CISE) – $4.45 B; up from $4.25 B in FY04; increase of 4.7 percent. Education and Human Resources – $772 M; down from $939 M in FY04; decrease of 18 percent* Major Research Equipment – $213 M; up […]

Science Chairman Responds to Budget


House Science Committee Chairman Sherwood Boehlert’s statement: “I am very disappointed in the proposed science budget, and I will be working with the Administration and my Congressional colleagues to improve the numbers as we move through the budget process. I understand that we are in a very tight fiscal situation and that the Administration has […]

A Quick Look at the FY 05 Budget


A word? Disappointing. Budget of the United States Government, Fiscal Year 2005 Here’s a quick breakdown before I run off to the various Agency budget briefings: NITRD FY 05 NSF – $761 M; +$7 M over FY04; increase of 1% HHS (primarily NIH) – $371 M, +$3M over FY04; increase of 1% DOE – $354 […]