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Agency Funding Only Going to Get Worse?

Funding for federal agencies, including NSF, will face cuts in FY 2006, according to White House Office of Management and Budget budget planning guidance for agencies, the Washington Post reports today. It’s important to point out that this is one of the very first steps in the budget process. The agencies will craft their budgets […]

Perspectives on Bush Administration and S&T Funding

(from The American Institute of Physics Bulletin of Science Policy News Number 55: April 28, 2004) long, but interesting Two Perspectives: the Bush Administration and S&T Funding “Science policy entails more than setting budgets, but that is a major bottom line of the policy process.”- OSTP Director John Marburger Last week’s 29th Annual AAAS Forum […]

CRA, USACM Urge Support for NIST Labs

In response to the dire funding situation for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Labs program in FY 2004 and beyond, CRA and US ACM’s Public Policy Committee have joined in a letter to leaders in Congress calling for increased support in the FY 2005 appropriations process. Among the labs most likely impacted […]

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 […]