President Obama's fiscal 2015 budget proposes $135.4 billion for research and development. The Defense Department would receive the largest chunk, about $64.4 billion.
The rate of investment into neuroscience research is increasing at a rate faster internationally than domestically, American Association for the Advancement of Science CEO Alan Leshner told a House panel Feb. 27.
The Defense Department will lead the hubs, which will receive $140 million in federal funding and a similar financial commitment from businesses and universities, the White House says. The Detroit-area institute will focus on lightweight and modern metals manufacturing, and the Chicago counterpart on digital manufacturing and design.
Agencies must come up with a plan and oversight process to make information more available both internally and to the private sector, a Feb. 14 Office of Management and Budget memo says.
The White House Thursday enlisted the public in the fight against patent trolls, calling for companies, experts and the general public to help patent examiners find relevant prior art to determine whether the invention is truly novel.
The General Services Administration wants developers to help it identify technology-based ways for the agency to reduce travel costs and is offering $35,000 to the winner.
The United States leads the world in nanotechnology research and development, but faces challenges that could hinder nanomanufacturing in the future, including gaps in government funding and workforce limitations, a recently released Feb. 7 Government Accountability Office report says.
Government funding focused on commercializing science narrows the scope of research and reduces the production of novel technologies, says a study from the February issue of the journal Research Policy.
President Obama ordered the creation of a task force to look at the nation's infrastructure for transporting, transmitting and delivering energy, a Jan. 14 Federal Register notice says.
The Government Printing Office has been clear that it wants to overhaul its image into a modern, digital agency, and newly-introduced legislation is proposing to help it do just that, starting with its name.