Science And Technology A Small Slice Of Proposed Defense Budget

2018-03-19T15:41:14+00:00 March 19, 2018|

What It Was The House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities held a hearing titled, “A Review and Assessment of the FY 2019 Budget Request for Department of Defense Science and Technology Programs.” Why It Matters The Department of Defense (DOD) is responsible for protecting our nation. Understanding the ocean, Earth, and [...]

National Science Foundation Sees Stable Top Line In President’s Budget Request; Will Directorates Also Benefit?

2018-03-19T15:39:59+00:00 March 19, 2018|

What It Was House Science, Space and Technology Committee held a hearing titled, “An Overview of the National Science Foundation Budget Proposal for FY 2019.”  Why It Matters Understanding our world, including ocean chemistry, artificial intelligence, and disease outbreaks, requires exploration, discovery, and innovation through basic research. Universities across the U.S. receive funding from [...]

Space Exploration Outperforms Earth Science In FY 2019 President’s Budget Request

2018-03-13T14:11:34+00:00 March 13, 2018|

What It Was The House Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Space held a hearing, “An Overview of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Budget for Fiscal Year 2019.” Why It Matters Understanding the ocean, weather, and climate is vital to our country’s national and economic security, as well as the safety of all [...]

Sexual Harassment in Science

2018-03-05T16:50:56+00:00 March 5, 2018|

What It Was The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing titled, “A Review of Sexual Harassment and Misconduct in Science.” Why It Matters A longstanding problem, sexual harassment in the sciences not only has negative consequences on the victims but also on the profession itself. Most sexual [...]

Filling The STEM Gap

2018-02-20T14:03:34+00:00 February 20, 2018|

What It Was The House Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing titled, “Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships for STEM Education and Careers.” Why It Matters Careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are a major contributor to the U.S. economy.  Every day we rely on technology, innovation, and science to carry out [...]

Fifth Time’s The Charm?

2018-02-12T17:34:15+00:00 February 12, 2018|

What It Was Last week the House and Senate worked on buying more time to address FY 2018 appropriations. After arduous debate back and forth, progress was made by passing another continuing resolution (CR), an increase to the budget caps, and raising the debt ceiling. Why It Matters The delays in funding the government [...]

Trump’s 2019 Budget Released

2018-03-19T15:13:12+00:00 February 12, 2018|

What It Was Today President Trump released his fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget recommendations. As expected, the FY 2019 funding request used the administration’s FY 2018 budget recommendations as the baseline. COL will continue to track this on our science funding webpage. Key Points NSF: The FY 2019 budget request for National Science Foundation [...]

All Say, “Yay AICA!”

2018-02-05T12:41:50+00:00 February 5, 2018|

What It Was The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing titled “One Year Later: The American Innovation and Competitiveness Act.” Why It Matters Since 2007, the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act (COMPETES Act, P.L. 110-69) has maintained and grown the American science and [...]

Raising Seafood

2018-02-05T14:22:19+00:00 February 5, 2018|

(Credit: South Dakota State University) What It Was The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing titled, “Growing The Future: Opportunities To Support Domestic Seafood Through Aquaculture.” Why It Matters Seafood is a valuable staple for many Americans, and advances in research have made it possible to produce fish and [...]

January’s Congressional Wrap Up

2018-01-29T13:06:16+00:00 January 29, 2018|

(Credit: Architect of the capitol) What Passed Last week, most federal work ceased for 70 hours due to Congress’s failure to pass a government funding bill. The newest continuing resolution (CR, P.L. 115-120) extends funding at near-fiscal year (FY) 2017 levels until midnight on February 8, giving Congress a few weeks to [...]

The Agency That Helped Create The Internet Now Wants To Wire The Ocean

2018-01-26T13:13:55+00:00 January 26, 2018|

(Credit: Argo) The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has had a hand in some of the most transformational innovations of the last half-century, including the computer network that evolved into the internet, the graphical user interface and passive radar. Now DARPA is seeking proposals for what could be the next big thing: a network of intelligent floats [...]

Seismic Testing And Offshore Drilling A Contentious Topic For Coastal States

2018-01-22T14:45:10+00:00 January 22, 2018|

What It Was The House Natural Resources Committee held an oversight hearing titled, “Deficiencies in the permitting process for offshore seismic research.”  Why It Matters The decisions we make on ocean use effect everyone.  Our coastal waters can be used for shipping, fishing, tourism, research, energy production, security, among other things, and how we [...]

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