The Budget Control Act

In 2011, the federal government faced a crisis in rapid spending with the budget. Following the 2008 Financial Crisis, several initiatives went into effect to stimulate the economy and put the American worker back to work. However, because of this rapid expansion in federal spending, the federal deficit was predicted to reach $1.5 trillion in …

This Week in Science Policy: March 2018 3.2 Edition

This week in Science Policy, Secretary Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas, testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to discuss the upcoming 2019 fiscal year budget for the Department of Energy (DoE). Secretary Perry highlighted on several topics, including the need to enhance the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal, strengthening the energy …

This Week in Science Policy: March 2018 3.1 Edition

What a week it has been in federal hearings for the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. With the President having released the 2018-2019 Presidential Budget Request, Congress must now assess the changes made, by the White House, to the federal science system. Two hearings were conducted this week, National Laboratories: World Leading Innovation in Science …

Science Legislation of the Week

This week in Science Policy, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will host a hearing on National Laboratories: World-Leading Innovation in Science. The hearing will host testimony from the following members: March 14, 2018-10:00am Witnesses to testify: Dr. Mark Peters, Director at Idaho National Laboratory Dr. Susan Seestrom, Advanced Science & Technology Associate …

Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Quest for Finding Life Among the Stars

One of the greatest questions in science is this simple notion..are we alone in the universe? For billions of years, Earth has been blessed with the ability to host life and allow the human race to prosper. Now that mankind has explored space, one has to wonder if there are signs of life outside the …

The U.S. National Laboratory System

At the conclusion of World War II, the nation's scientific enterprise was vital in bringing about the Atomic Age. Countless new technologies like Radar, Nuclear Power, Advanced Medicine, and other technologies, have helped the U.S. in winning the war. However, with these successes, the key question became what would become of the federal laboratories, whose …