Monthly Archives: December 2007

Congress Abandons Commitment to Basic Research; Puts NIST in the Construction Business

For two years the debate about how to bolster innovation and competitiveness has consumed Washington. Numerous reports (1,2,3,4,5, we could keep going …) recommended boosting funding for basic research, and science and math education to respond to growing global competition. These drove a bipartisan consensus (and new law — the COMPETEs Act), between the President [...]

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Hill Tech Happenings, Week of December 10

December 13 Hearing: The Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on pending intellectual property legislation – HR 4279. 10 a.m., 2141 Rayburn Building

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ACM Washington Update, Vol. 11.10/11.11 (December 5, 2007)

CONTENTS [1] Newsletter Highlights [2] USACM Comments on Senate Electronic Voting Legislation [3] National Science Board Releases STEM Education Report [4] Online Comment Tool Released For Voting Guidelines; USACM Begins Review of Standards [5] Appropriations Bills Still Pending for FY 08 [6] Congress Contemplates Cracking Down on University File Sharing [7] About USACM [An archive [...]

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