U.S. Geological Survey

The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources of the House Committee on Natural Resources held a March 27 hearing to discuss advances in earthquake science to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaskan Quake, a 9.2 magnitude earthquake which is the second largest in recorded history.  Subcommittee members heard from witnesses about the rise in earthquake information and data that followed the Alaskan earthquake.  Early warning systems, hydraulic fracturing, and developments in scientific research and data acquisition were areas of interest during the hearing. 

9 Apr 2014

The FY 2014 appropriations cycle has come to a close.  President Obama has signed into law an FY 2014 omnibus bill, consisting of twelve separate appropriations bills, that was passed last week by the House and Senate.

23 Jan 2014

National Science Foundation Director Subra Suresh, U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Administrator Jane Lubchenco are leaving their positions.

12 Feb 2013

The President’s FY 2014 budget request for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) is $1.17 billion, an increase of $98.8 million or 9.2 percent above the FY 2012 enacted level of $1.07 billion.

19 Apr 2013
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