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U.S. FY 2012 Budget: President Proposes Increases for Research and Education Agencies

President Obama released his budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2012 on February 14, 2011 in the midst of major changes in political leadership in Congress and an unresolved federal budget for FY 2011.  His request continues his support for federal science funding as an important component of innovation and economic recovery for the nation, providing significant increases for scientific research and development programs despite a 5-year freeze in overall spending for non-security domestic discretionary programs.  The White House proposal emphasizes the connections between federal research funding and economic outcomes – focusing on the bang for the buck rather than the knowledge benefits generally. Read the rest of this entry »

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