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FYI Bulletin

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

27 Jul 2017

The House appropriations bill for the Department of Energy would maintain funding for the Office of Science at current levels, while the Senate bill would increase it by 3 percent to $5.55 billion. Advanced computing stands out as a clear winner in both bills and the longstanding rift between the chambers on funding for the ITER fusion facility persists.

26 Jul 2017

At a hearing last week dedicated to energy technology innovation, members of the House Science Committee staked out differing positions on federal strategies for supporting R&D and technology commercialization.

24 Jul 2017

The Senate’s fiscal year 2018 appropriations bill for the Department of Energy would provide significant funding increases to the Office of Science, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy. It also rejects the Trump administration’s proposal to drastically cut DOE’s applied energy offices, but would still reduce funding for each.

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.

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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.