FYI is an objective, authoritative digest of science policy developments in Washington impacting the physical science community.

Both the House and Senate fiscal year 2017 appropriations bills for the National Nuclear Security Administration would provide just shy of the requested $12.876 billion and would match the request for the three main subaccounts. However, there are some notable differences beneath these topline agreements.

5 May 2016

Although both the House and Senate are aiming to increase the Office of Science’s budget by $50 million, their plans diverge at the level of the six core program offices.

3 May 2016

Following a year of investigations into alleged financial mismanagement of one of the National Science Foundation’s large-scale research facilities, the House Science Committee cleared legislation aimed at improving facility management, accountability, and transparency at the foundation.

29 Apr 2016

A controversial amendment which would prevent the U.S. from purchasing excess heavy water from Iran has dimmed hopes for smooth passage of the Senate appropriations bill which funds the Department of Energy.

28 Apr 2016

The House Appropriations Committee approved a fiscal year 2017 spending bill which would boost fusion and high energy physics research within a nearly flat overall budget for the Office of Science.

27 Apr 2016