An authoritative news and resource center for federal science policy, with a focus on the physical sciences.

FYI Bulletin

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

28 Jun 2017

House appropriators have released a draft bill that proposes flat funding for the Department of Energy Office of Science, a major cut to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, and the defunding of ARPA–E. However, key senators are signaling their resistance to cuts at DOE, portending a possible standoff between the chambers.

27 Jun 2017

The National Science Foundation is mulling how aggressively to pursue its 10 big ideas for future investment, which were crafted to justify budget increases but face an uncertain future in the current budget climate.

26 Jun 2017

Experiential, work-based career and technical education programs are receiving attention from policymakers and leaders in the scientific community as an emerging vehicle for STEM education, including through the Perkins reauthorization bill, a new National Science Board initiative on the skilled technical workforce, and ongoing programs at federal science agencies.

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.

This Week: Science Appropriations Bill-Writing Begins / Los Alamos Safety Concerns / Defense Bills See Committee Action

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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.