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FYI This Week

A newsletter, issued each Monday morning, highlighting science policy news stories and events of the upcoming week and summarizing news from the past week, with a focus on the physical sciences.

The Week Ahead: ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit / Non-Defense Spending Cuts Coming in Budget Proposal / House Vote on NASA Transition Bill? / Commerce, Interior, and Energy Secretary Votes Imminent / Science Appropriations Subcommittees Hear Members’ Priorities / Forum on ‘Mistrust of Science’

Plus: In Case You Missed It / Events This Week / Opportunties / Around the Web

FYI Bulletin

A news service covering science policy developments in Washington, DC, with a focus on the physical sciences.

28 Feb 2017

During their first meeting of the year, members of the National Science Board enthusiastically discussed a proposed initiative to better understand and support the “blue collar STEM” workforce, although some expressed reservations about the label and others probed the extent to which such an effort is within the scope of the National Science Foundation’s mission.

24 Feb 2017

The American Association for the Advancement of Science held its annual meeting in Boston last week. At the meeting, speakers discussed the policy and political challenges currently facing science, as well as the best means for scientists to engage with the policy process.

22 Feb 2017

Mick Mulvaney, the new director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, has been a leader in efforts to downsize the federal government. During the Senate confirmation process, he said he believes there is a “proper role for federal government in research.

FYI Tracker

A set of online resources with up-to-date information on federal science budgets, bills, and policymakers.

Budget

Up-to-date information on the status of fiscal year 2017 budgets and appropriations relevant to the physical sciences.

Leadership

Index of high-level federal officials who have responsibility for appropriating funds, setting policy, or managing programs relevant to the physical sciences.

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