Congress Trims Money for Science Agency

“Congress has cut the budget for the National Science Foundation, an engine for research in science and technology, just two years after endorsing a plan to double the amount given to the agency. […] Representative Vernon J. Ehlers, Republican of Michigan, said the cut was “extremely short-sighted” and showed “dangerous disregard for our nation’s future.” […]

More on FY 2005 appropriations and NIST funding

Peter Harsha has written an excellent “roundup” of FY 2005 Federal appropriations following Congress’ recent work on the omnibus bill, including the following update on funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST’s) labs: […] NIST Labs: The Labs faced a dire funding situation as a result of last year’s omnibus appropriation, but […]

More funding needed for security R&D, IT committee says

“The government has shortchanged basic research into cybersecurity and should at least quadruple the money available for civilian research, the President’s IT Advisory Committee says. The government plays a key role in supplying the intellectual capital to improve the security of IT systems, said F. Thomas Leighton, chairman of the PITAC subcommittee on cybersecurity. “The […]

More funding needed for security R&D, IT committee says

“The government has shortchanged basic research into cybersecurity and should at least quadruple the money available for civilian research, the President’s IT Advisory Committee says. The government plays a key role in supplying the intellectual capital to improve the security of IT systems, said F. Thomas Leighton, chairman of the PITAC subcommittee on cybersecurity. “The […]

US Register of Copyrights comments on database protection, Induce Act, IPPA and more

“[…] Marybeth Peters, the U.S. register of copyrights, told a conference here [in Chicago] that the so-called Induce Act would not be part of the slew of legislation–including key spending measures–that Congress is expected to vote on before leaving for next week’s Thanksgiving holiday. “I don’t think you’ll ever see database protection,” said Peters, who […]

Researchers: Florida Vote Fishy

“Electronic voting machines in Florida may have awarded George W. Bush up to 260,000 more votes than he should have received, according to statistical analysis conducted by University of California, Berkeley graduate students and a professor, who released a study on Thursday. […] Their aim in releasing the report, the researchers said, was not to […]