Issued each Monday, FYI This Week highlights upcoming science policy events and summarizes news from the past week.

Neptune is the proposed destination for one of three flagship planetary science mission concepts to be discussed at a workshop this week.
- Lawmakers Propose NSF Technology Directorate
- Planetary Science Survey Shifts Into Gear
- Restrictions on STEM Visas Expected
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web
 
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
- House Proposes New Research Relief
- Senators Preview Research Security Bills
- NASA Pitching ‘Artemis Accords’
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web
Robert Kadlec, the assistant secretary of health and human services for preparedness and response, testifying at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing in 2018.
- House Republicans Set Up China Task Force
- BARDA Whistleblower Testifies
- Open Access RFI Responses Posted

- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA).
- NIH Snagged in Pandemic Politics
- DHS May Propose Visa Curbs
- NSF Presenting 2030 Vision
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at a signing ceremony for the fourth coronavirus response bill.
- Rocky Road Ahead for Pandemic Relief
- Ousted BARDA Director Blows Whistle
- DOE Shuffles Science Management
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web
National Academy of Sciences President Marcia McNutt speaking at a February symposium marking the 75th anniversary of the landmark 1945 report, Science — The Endless Frontier.
- Societies Propose Pandemic Relief Measures
- NAS Considers ‘Grand Challenges’
- Hubble Turns 30
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web
The National Academies is holding a virtual event this week to collect input for its decadal survey of the “physics of living systems,” making up for a town hall event that was to be held at the APS March meeting. Pictured is a cross section of a plant st
- Universities Request $26 Billion in Relief
- APS Meeting and ‘Living Systems’ Town Hall Go Virtual
- ISS Lab Management Blasted
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web
NSF Director France Córdova and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Director Kelvin Droegemeier at the agency’s 2018 award ceremony.
- Droegemeier Takes NSF’s Helm
- Congress Resorts to ‘Paper’ Hearings
- NASA Outlines Long-Term Lunar Plans
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web
The James Webb Space Telescope is currently undergoing pre-launch integration and testing at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, California.
- Space Science Week Goes Virtual
- Congress Boosts Coronavirus Research
- NOAA Seeks EPIC Bids
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web
The moon rising behind the Capitol building on March 9.
- Government Working to Boost COVID-19 Research
- DOE Praises Fusion Plan
- GAO Releases Harassment Report
- Plus: Upcoming Events / Opportunities / Around the Web

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