May 13, 2009

Bill Would Create National Climate Service

The House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Energy and Environment is expected to mark up draft legislation today that would create an office similar to the National Weather Service to predict changes in climate.  The new “National Climate Service” would be established within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  A National Climate Service (NCS)… Read More


May 11, 2009

The Week at a Glance May 11-15

The Senate will consider a bill to impose new regulations on the credit card industry. Later in the week, the House is expected to vote on bills to overhaul the Pentagon’s acquisition system, to provide school construction and modernization, and a fiscal 2009 war supplemental appropriations bill.


NSF Releases Recovery Act Procedures

The National Science Foundation has taken the step, already completed by most agencies, of releasing procedures for Recovery Act funding. The NSF Recovery terms and conditions are availabe here.


May 8, 2009

APLU Provides Preliminary Analysis of FY10 President’s Budget Request

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has prepared a preliminary analysis (below) of the higher education components of President Obama’s FY10 Budget Request. Additional information will be provided as the UW Office of Federal Relations and various higher education associations examine the budget request. In the Federal Budget section of this website, budget briefing… Read More


NOAA FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

NOAA has requested a total of $4.5 billion in FY 2010, which is an increase of $110M over the FY 2009 enacted level. The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) requests a total of $404.6 million which is an increase of $3.7 million over the FY 2009 enacted level. In summary, OAR requests: $209.8… Read More


DOD FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

DOD FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials Press Release DoD Releases Fiscal 2010 Budget Proposal President Barack Obama today sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $663.8 billion for fiscal 2010.  The budget request for the Department of Defense (DoD) includes $533.8 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund base defense programs and $130 billion… Read More


NASA FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

NASA FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials Statement from Acting Administrator Today, I am pleased to release NASA’s FY2010 budget request in the amount of $18.686 billion to advance Earth science, complete the International Space Station, explore the solar system and conduct aeronautics research. The budget request represents an increase of $903.6 million, about 5 percent,… Read More


NSF FY10 Budget Request Overview

**UPDATE** NSF Budget Materials Available The National Science Foundation has not yet released electronic versions of its FY10 budget request briefing materials. However, the Office of Management has provided an overview of the NSF budget. President Obama has proposed an NSF increase of 8.55% over the FY2009 appropriations level, from $6.49 billion to $7.045 billion. … Read More


May 7, 2009

HHS FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

HHS FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials Press Release Budget Helps Control the Skyrocketing Cost of Health Care, Cuts Waste & Fraud from Medicare and Protects Public Health Citing the rapidly escalating cost of health care in this country and the enormous pressures that health care costs are putting on our economic future, Health and Human… Read More


NEA FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials

NEA FY10 Budget Request Briefing Materials Press Release National Endowment for the Arts’ 2010 Budget Submitted to Congress Washington, D.C. – Today, details of the Fiscal Year 2010 budget request for the National Endowment for the Arts were submitted to Congress as part of President Obama’s FY 2010 budget. The President’s budget requests $161.3 million… Read More