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National Science Foundation

FYI covers NSF’s major research and facilities programs, with a special focus on the Math and Physical Sciences Directorate. FYI also covers the foundation’s general policy, strategy, and administration, as well as activities of the National Science Board.

5 Apr 2013

A good indicator of the views of House Science Committee Republicans on the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, NASA, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Science Foundation can be found in a eight-page document submitted to the House Budget Committee

10 May 2013

Letters to House Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman and Ranking Member convey a message of deep concern about the impacts of the proposed legislation and the committee’s inquiry on NSF’s merit review system.

3 Apr 2013

Physics, optics, nanoscience, and imaging were highlighted in a Fact Sheet released by the White House yesterday following President Obama’s announcement about the BRAIN Initiative: Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies.

9 May 2013

Three former Directors of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and three former Chairmen of the National Science Board (NSB) have written to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee asking them to “forego any further action on the process envisioned in this draft legislation and the request contained in the April 25 letter to the Foundation.”

3 Apr 2013

Yesterday President Obama announced his intention to seek $100 million in his FY 2014 budget request for the BRAIN Initiative: Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies.

3 May 2013

In remarks prepared for the AAAS Forum on Science & Technology Policy, Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren addressed recent developments on Capitol Hill regarding federal support for research.

2 May 2013

The Science, Space, and Technology Committee has traditionally been known as one of the most bipartisan committees in the House.  While there have been disagreements about budgets and policy – such as the 2010 reauthorization of the America COMPETES legislation – the committee has generally been able to separate itself from the atmosphere found in most committee rooms and on the House floor.  Recent developments indicate a change in this approach.

30 Apr 2013

The House Science Committee’s Research Subcommittee held an April 17 hearing to review the Administration’s FY 2014 Budget Request for the National Science Foundation (NSF).