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Federal Relations

February 2, 2009

Veterans Affairs Offers GI Bill Implementation Guidance

Last month, the Department of Veterans Affairs conducted GI Bill implementation meetings around the country. The PowerPoint presentation utilized in the sessions is available for download at under the heading “ACE, VA Convened Regional Meetings on New GI Bill Implementation.” Additionally, application guidelines for the ACE/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans Award Grants are also available…

NSF Releases Report on Cost Sharing for Public Comment

As part of a continuing review of cost-sharing policies at the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Science Board (NSB) issued a report on January 21st, which reaffirms that mandatory cost sharing should be required for a limited number of programs where it is appropriate and recommends prohibiting “voluntary committed” cost sharing in solicited and…

Congressman Baird to Chair S&T Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment

The Democratic members of the House Committee on Science and Technology formally elected their subcommittee chairs last week. Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA) was elected as chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, while Congressman Daniel Lipinski (D-IL) will take up the role of chair of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education vacated by…

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