R&D

The March 6 hearing “Keeping America Competitive Through  Investments in R&D” of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s  Subcommittee on Science and Space provided an opportunity for budget and program  discussions between senators and witnesses John Holdren, Director of the Office  of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP); Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of  Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of  Standards and Technology (NIST); Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science  Foundation (NSF); and Mason Peck, Chief Technologist of

2 Apr 2012

Last Wednesday, Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren spent much of his day testifying on Capitol Hill about the Obama Administration’s FY 2011 R&D budget request.  That morning he appeared at a cordial hearing of the House Science and Technology Committee.  The tone of this session contrasted with that of an afternoon hearing of the House Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, where Holdren encountered lengthy and highly critical questioning about the Administration’s new space policy.

1 Mar 2010

On January 12, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu addressed the  Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, and in a wide ranging  discussion, Chu touched on the work being done by the Department of Energy, the  need for sustained funding for energy research and development, and the future  of nuclear power generation.

2 Feb 2010

“The United States holds a preeminent position in science and engineering (S&E) in the world, derived in large part from its long history of public and private investment in S&E research and development (R&D) and education. Investment in R&D, science, technology, and education correlate strongly with economic growth, as well the development of a safe, healthy, and well-educated society.

21 Jan 2010

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed three bi-partisan bills relevant to the scientific community.  A fourth, the National Institute of Standards and Technology Policy Reauthorization Act was pulled from consideration but is expected to be voted on shortly by the House.

18 Jul 2014

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3 Nov 2011

The March 6 hearing “Keeping America Competitive Through  Investments in R&D” of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation’s  Subcommittee on Science and Space provided an opportunity for budget and program  discussions between senators and witnesses John Holdren, Director of the Office  of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP); Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of  Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of the National Institute of  Standards and Technology (NIST); Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science  Foundation (NSF); and Mason Peck, Chief Technologist of

2 Apr 2012

Chinese  President Hu Jintao is making a state visit to Washington this week, during  which there will be considerable discussion about the economic relationship between  China and the United States.  Last week,  Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner discussed a number of issues that will be  on the agenda, and also spoke about what the U.S. must do to be more  competitive.  Selections from Geithner’s January  12 address  follow:

19 Jan 2011

Rep.  Norm Dicks (D-WA), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee,  has outlined what he anticipates will be the impacts of dramatic reductions in  departmental and agency budgets that are scheduled to occur on January 2,  2013.  In a 15-page report   that was released  yesterday to his colleagues in the House, Dic

10 Oct 2012

Two  reports describing significant damage that automatic cuts in federal spending  would have on research and development have been released.  A new letter to President Obama and  congressional leaders urges agreement on a plan to avoid budget sequestration  and to achieve “significant long-term deficit reduction.”  Meanwhile, the Office of Management and  Budget has instructed federal departments and agencies to “continue normal  spending and operations” as uncertain efforts to prevent these cuts continue on  Capitol Hill. 

5 Oct 2012

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