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Show me the money: Science agencies see pre-sequestration federal budget levels in FY 2016

By Stephanie Liverani / February 9, 2016

Many science agencies will see federal budget numbers return to levels not seen since the fiscal year 2013 sequestration in FY 2016, according to a recent article published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Federal funding for basic research at US colleges and universities stagnant in FY 2012

By Jessica McMathis / September 21, 2014

Basic research at the nation’s colleges and universities received a decrease in federal funding by 0.3 percent between FY 2011 and FY 2012, according to data from the National Science Foundation.

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Obama’s proposed 2015 budget includes increased spending for R&D, STEM education

By Jessica McMathis / March 7, 2014

President Obama has delivered to Congress a $3.9-trillion budget request for 2015 that includes $56 billion for his “Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative” and increased spending for research and development (R&D).

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2014 federal R&D budget: Glimmers of hope, but big battle looms

By Jim Destefani / August 20, 2013

It’s all blue skies above the US Capitol in this photo, but the federal budget picture for 2014 remains cloudy. (Credit: Raul654/Wikimedia Commons.)   Basic government funding is set to expire at the end of September, and (big surprise!) the House and Senate are tens of billions of dollars apart on funding levels in most budget…

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White House calls for increased access to federally funded research results

By Eileen De Guire / March 1, 2013

The White House hopes to increase innovation in industry and manufacturing, in part, by making federally funded scientific research results easier to access. Here, President Barack Obama listens to Jeffrey Brower and Dwayne Moore explain the machining of the axle components made for Caterpillar’s large mining trucks during a tour of the Linamar Corp. auto-parts…

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DOD calls for proactive spending cuts to deal with fallout from ongoing FY’13 budget woes

By Eileen De Guire / January 17, 2013

The peaceful exterior of the Capitol building belies the contentious budget battles within that Congress faces in the next six weeks. Credit: Architect of the Capitol; Wikipedia. Sigh. The nation welcomed 2013 by breathing a collective sigh of relief when Congress and President Obama spent their New Year’s Eves beating each other up to avert…

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Preparing for the rising storm that is FY’13

By Eileen De Guire / August 22, 2012

A US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, circa 2004. The current Congress is not going to finalize the FY’13 budget by the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year because of a confluence of campaigning, lame duck session inertia and, most of all, fallout from last year’s Budget Control Act. Credit: Wikimedia. There’s a…

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Science research drives economic growth, but it’s expensive and slow

By Eileen De Guire / May 8, 2012

Entrance to the headquarters of the Max Planck Society in Munich, Germany. Its president, Peter Gruss, asks whether nations are investing enough in basic research to drive their economies. Credit: Maximilian Dörrbecker (Chumwa); Creative Commons License, Wikipedia. “Are nations investing too little in basic research?” This is the question posed by Peter Gruss, president of Germany’s…

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Federal budget 2013 — What the proposed budget is offering for science R&D

By Eileen De Guire / February 20, 2012

Trends in federal research and development budgets. Credit: OSTP. Last Monday, President Obama delivered his FY’13 budget proposal to Congress, and today, OSTP chief John Holdren is appearing before the House’s Committee on Science, Space and Technology to offer comments about the civilian science and technology pieces of the proposed budget. The OSTP has posted…

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Why R&D did well in the federal FY12 budget and looking ahead to FY13

By Eileen De Guire / January 12, 2012

A general representation of how federal spending breaks down into categories. Credit: Congressional Budget Office. We’ve been following the FY12 budget process and its favorable outcome for the science R&D community. The Budget Control Act was signed into law last August and deficit reductions were required in exchange for raising the debt ceiling. The graphic…

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