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Lawmakers Consider the National Science Foundation’s Future

Federal leaders made their cases for increased funding into research and continued focus on technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing.

One Bot Saves NSF Staff Roughly 25,000 Hours Per Year, CIO Says

And it’s only one small piece of the agency’s broader automation vision.

Lawmakers Propose More Than $100B for Federal Tech-Driving Investments

The Senate is set to consider the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act in the coming weeks.

House Bill Would Direct Agencies to Examine Sexual Harassment in STEM

Those who introduced it intend to help pave the way for new federal policies.

Officials Aim to Diversify the U.S. Quantum Workforce Early On

As experts unleash efforts to attract the future workforce, they are also being deliberate about ensuring the budding field is inclusive from the start.

Critical Update: Let’s Talk About UFOs

What’s behind unidentified aerial phenomena observed by military officials? Are we alone in the universe? Nextgov asks some experts.

Research Center Preps for $35M Supercomputer to Study Earth as a Complex System

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the superfast machine is expected to launch in 2022.

White House, NSF Invest $75 Million to Launch Three Quantum Innovation Institutes

Each center will focus on innovating a different area of quantum information science and all will aim to help develop a talent pipeline.

New National Science Foundation Director Begins Six-Year Term

Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan officially became the 15th director of the government’s lead scientific research outreach and funding arm.

Bill Proposes Restructuring NSF and $100B to Focus on Tech

The new agency would feature a technology directorate to usher advancements in cutting-edge fields like artificial intelligence, 5G communications and cybersecurity. 

Administration Proposes At Least Half a Billion in Quantum Investments

Most agencies saw cuts in general federal research and development funding in the 2021 budget request, but several saw an uptick in quantum-focused dollars.

NSF Tech Leader Aims for a Data-Savvy, Innovation-Focused Workforce

Dorothy Aronson, the National Science Foundation’s dual-hatted chief information officer and chief data officer, discusses her role in shaping the data literacy of the agency’s workforce.

Congress Passes Bill to Spur Veterans’ Participation in STEM Fields

The STEM workforce gap is real. Lawmakers say veterans are a key to help close it.

Trump Signs Law to Boost Girls’ Access to STEM Education at Earlier Ages

The law calls for more research and grants to expand existing National Science Foundation initiatives.