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Researcher explains instrumentation to student during RICO field project in Barbuda
Members of the scientific community have expressed concern with some of the directives in the bill, including shifting decisions on NSF Directorate budget allocations from Foundation management to Congress.
Capitol Dome
The bill, which includes funding for the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, contains $51.2 billion in total discretionary funding, a reduction of $398 million below the FY 2014 enacted level.
Sen. Barbara Mikulski opens Senate Appropriations hearing on Driving Innovation through Federal Investments
The April 29 hearing on Driving Innovation through Federal Investments drew a lot of attention. Well over 100 institutions, including businesses, federal labs, universities, and scientific associations, provided written testimony.
Portion of FY 2015 budget request graph for NSF Geosciences
The Obama Administration released its FY 2015 budget request on March 4, including plans and proposals for the federal science agencies that fund the atmospheric sciences. We break down the numbers.
Kristin Mooney and Melissa Burt at NSF GEO workshop, UCAR, March 2014
On March 13, the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology favorably reported HR 4186, the FIRST Act (Frontiers in Innovation, Research, Science and Technology).

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