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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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: 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 …

President Trump’s 2018-2019 Presidential Budget Request: Focus on Science Policy

So begins the kickoff of another round of budget requests through the federal government. President Trump has submitted his Presidential Budget Request (PBR) to Congress for analysis, and hearings, to set a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. A PBR is a useful tool that allows everyone to view legislative, and budgetary, insights into the …