NIST

Tomorrow morning the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider H.R. 1806, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015.  Yesterday evening the White House issued a Statement of Administration Policy on the bill, warning “If the President were presented with H.R. 1806, his senior advisors would recommend that he veto the bill.” 

19 May 2015

It took about one hour yesterday for the House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee to approve its FY 2016 bill providing funding for NASA, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Science Foundation.  The 100-page bill was passed by voice vote without any amendments being offered.

15 May 2015

The House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee meets tomorrow to consider its FY 2016 funding bill.  The subcommittee issued a three-page release this morning providing summary information on the 100-page draft bill. 

13 May 2015

House and Senate appropriators have held important hearings in the last two weeks on the FY 2016 budget request for the Department of Commerce.  Among the topics discussed at these hearings were the weather satellite program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and manufacturing programs of the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

10 Mar 2015

The Obama Administration has requested an increase of 29.6 percent in the budget for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a component of the US Department of Commerce.  Under this request, sent to Congress on Monday, the budget would increase from $863.9 million to $1,119.7 million.

4 Feb 2015

Congress is nearing completion of the FY 2015 appropriations cycle with yesterday’s House approval of a $1.1 trillion bill providing funding through September 30, 2015 for all departments and agencies with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security that will be funded through early 2015.  Senate action is expected within a day. 

12 Dec 2014

To be a diffuser of technology," is how Commerce Department Under Secretary for Technology Mary Good described one of her department's missions. The Commerce Department, now headed by William M. Daley, has requested a $466 million increase in its budget to $4.22 billion. Most of the additional funding has been requested for the Year 2000 census and the completion of the Weather Service Modernization. Commerce has the smallest budget of any cabinet agency.

14 Feb 1997

The economy of the 21st century is driven by technology and innovation. The magnificent technological achievements of American industry since the Second World War have accounted for over 50 percent of the nation's economic growth - and made us the leader in the global marketplace. The President, with his budget for our Technology Administration, is committed to maintaining - and bettering - that success."So declared Commerce Secretary William Daley in announcing the Administration's FY 2001 request for technology programs.

15 Feb 2000

The economy of the 21st century is driven by technology and innovation. The magnificent technological achievements of American industry since the Second World War have accounted for over 50 percent of the nation's economic growth - and made us the leader in the global marketplace. The President, with his budget for our Technology Administration, is committed to maintaining - and bettering - that success."So declared Commerce Secretary William Daley in announcing the Administration's FY 2001 request for technology programs.

15 Feb 2000

As the designated helpmate of US industry, the National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been in the congressional
spotlight several times in recent weeks.  Last week, the House
Science Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation
reviewed NIST's role in helping the defense industry to diversify
(see FYI #99.)  On Monday, a field hearing at the NIST campus in
Gaithersburg, Maryland, brought members of the subcommittee out to
hear NIST's plans for the large budget increase President Clinton

28 Jul 1993

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