Volume 88 Issue 38 | pp. 20-21
Issue Date: September 20, 2010

Science Funding's Future

Congress is unlikely to reauthorize the America Competes Act this year
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: America Competes, NIST, NSF, DOE, Congress, ACS

Congress has little time left to extend the America Competes Act for an additional three years before the current law expires on Sept. 30. Originally passed in 2007, the law seeks to double over 10 years the research budgets of three federal science agencies: the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, and the National Institute of Standards & Technology.

Legislation now in Congress to extend . . .

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