Competitiveness and innovation

 
27 Nov 2013

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a November 13 hearing to discuss the role that manufacturing hubs play in strengthening the innovation economy.

 
18 Nov 2013

At  last week’s hearing of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation  Committee  there was  considerable discussion about the impact of mandatory budget reductions (sequestration)  on research supported by the federal government.  Senators and witnesses also spoke of the  important role federally-sponsored university research plays in the creation of  new companies.  A survey released earlier  this week and an October 30 report provide insight on both matters.

 
14 Nov 2013

Last  week’s two-hour hearing of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and  Transportation revealed much support for federal funding of basic research but  few details about the committee’s plans to reauthorize the America COMPETES  Act.

 
28 Jun 2013

A May 22 hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology’s Subcommittee on Energy demonstrated bi-partisan enthusiasm for advanced computing technology.

 
20 May 2013

On April 24, the House Science, Space and Technology Committee’s Subcommittees on Research and Technology held a joint hearing to examine big data and the impact it has on multiple scientific fields.

 
1 Nov 2013

House and Senate committees are taking first steps towards the reauthorization of the America COMPETES legislation.

 
18 Oct 2013

Discussions about the third reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act are underway on Capitol Hill. The original COMPETES Act was signed into law by President Bush in 2007 “to invest in innovation through research and development, and to improve the competitiveness of the United States.”

 
10 Oct 2013

Almost seventeen months after Congress held its first hearing on the impending closure of the Federal Helium Reserve, the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 was signed into law.

 
4 Oct 2013

The White House announced that President Obama has signed the Helium Stewardship Act of 2013 into law. Enactment of this legislation will enable an orderly transition of the management of the Federal Helium Reserve.

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