Space Force: A New Branch of the U.S. Military

On February 19th, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4, (SPD-4), which directed the Department of Defense to create a sixth branch of the military under the Air Force. The purpose of this force would be to "...the United States Space Force would be authorized to organize, train, and equip military space forces of the …

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NASA’s Return to the Moon

A look into NASA's renewed focus on the Moon Missions in the near future.

Government Science Leaders: A look at the Scientific Advocates of 2019

Hey Folks! With a new year comes a fresh slate of leaders who represent the scientific interests of the country both in Congress and in the White House. With 2019 set to be an interesting year with topics on Climate Change, human health, and other topics, it is important to know who will be playing …

Government is reopen for Business: Impact on Science Agencies

Hey Folks, With the U.S. government shutdown now finished with a three-week stop-gap funding measure, science agencies can now bring their workforce back again. Experiments can continue, grants can be reviewed, and researchers can continue to propose new ideas to advance the scientific field. However, it is important to note that we are not out …

White House OSTP Nomination

On August 23, the Senate Commerce, Transportation, and Science Committee held a confirmation hearing to evaluate President Trump's White House Office of Science & Technology (OSTP) nominee Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier as the next Director of the White House OSTP. While Dr. Droegemeier's nomination has been championed on both sides of the aisle, it is long …

This Week in Science Policy: April 4.3 Edition

...and a STEM Career and Technical Education Bill American Institute of Physics  This past Tuesday, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy introduced a bill, Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act, to direct the National Science Foundation to issue more grants to STEM degrees, such as associates and certificates, and other educational opportunities, like internships and …

This Week in Science Policy: April 4.2 Edition

NIH Scientists Develop Macaque Model to Study Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever National Institutes of Health This week, scientists from the National Institutes of Health have found a viable model system to study the deadly hemorrhagic fever, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), where 1 in 3 people perish from the disease. Researchers were able to successfully to transplant …