Volume 88 Issue 42 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 18, 2010

Compliance With Competes Act Probed

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: America Competes, GAO, NSF, NIST, DOE

Federal science agencies have neglected to assign a percentage of their budgets to support high-risk, high-reward research, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report. That task was required by Congress under the America Competes Act of 2007, which sought to double in 10 years the research budgets of the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, and the Department of Energy’s Office of . . .

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