An authoritative news and resource center for federal science policy, with a focus on the physical sciences.

FYI Bulletin

A news service covering science policy developments in Washington, DC, with a focus on the physical sciences.

19 Oct 2017

Scientists are hailing the observation of gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from a collision of two neutron stars as marking a new era of multi-messenger astrophysics. It is a field of research enabled by expansive international collaboration between facilities of all sizes, and its first success is likely to lead to the further development of its infrastructure.

18 Oct 2017

Following President Trump’s nomination of AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, some community leaders have expressed support while others have reservations about his lack of scientific background and potential conflicts of interest. Myers’ recent congressional testimony sheds light on his views on a number of science-related topics.

13 Oct 2017

The National Science Foundation is seeking input from the research community as it develops a congressionally mandated strategy for adressing mid-scale research infrastructure needs. Enhancing support for such projects — which historically have been ineligible for funds from NSF’s two foundation-wide infrastructure grant programs — is one of its 10 “big ideas” for future investment.

FYI This Week

A newsletter, issued each Monday morning, highlighting science policy news stories and events of the upcoming week and summarizing news from the past week, with a focus on the physical sciences.

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FYI Trackers

A set of online resources with up-to-date information on federal science budgets, bills, and policymakers.

Budget

Up-to-date details on federal budgets and appropriations relevant to the physical sciences

Leadership

Index of high-level federal officials who have responsibility for appropriating funds, setting policy, or managing programs relevant to the physical sciences.

Bill

Up-to-date information on recent authorization bills in Congress relevant to the physical sciences