USACM & CRA Issue Joint Letter in Support of NIST Funding

By David
October 29, 2004

USACM and the Computing Research Association (CRA) recently sent a joint letter to Congressional appropriators in support of funding for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) laboratories. In the letter, USACM and CRA describe the crucial and broadly beneficial nature of NIST’s work and voice support for funding levels equal to (or higher) than the levels proposed in legislation under consideration in the Senate. The joint letter concludes that “NIST provides an invaluable setting for industry, academia, and government to work together on crucial technical issues,” and that the “underfunding of NIST will adversely affect [its] credibility as well as [its] ability to function, and will have serious long-term consequences.” NIST labs are also working to support e-voting security and standards initiatives.

A copy of the letter is available here