AAAS Policy Alert

AAAS Policy Alert

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  • NASA announced plans to move forward with a mission to explore Jupiter’s moon, Europa. The move comes as the mission concept—which has been under development since 2011—passed its first major review and progresses officially into the next mission phase, formulation. The mission has particularly...
  • For the first time, NASA has announced a contract with a private company, Boeing, to carry out an International Space Station (ISS) crew rotation mission. Boeing will prepare a CST-100 crew capsule by 2017 in order to complete this mission. SpaceX , a competitor of Boeing, is already delivering...
  • The United States has signed an agreement with CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which paves the way for new joint projects in particle physics. The deal was signed during a ceremony at the White House by Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, National Science Foundation Director...
  • On April 24-25, the Arctic Council met in Iqaluit, Canada to review its accomplishments so far. The Council is composed of eight countries: the United States, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Finland, and Russia, as well as representatives from the Arctic Indigenous Peoples. The U.S.,...
  • Last week, the White House released the long-awaited Quadrennial Energy Review (QER), a comprehensive energy plan for modernizing the nation’s energy infrastructure. This week, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the QER and...
  • The House Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies held a hearing on March 26 on “Federal Investments in Neuroscience and Neurotechnology.” The hearing covered investments that the federal government has already made in neuroscience research, recent...
  • As reported in the previous Policy Alert , the House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secret Science Reform Act ( H.R. 1030 ). The bill is expected to pass as it did last year. During debates, the House will consider two amendments. One by Rep...
  • DARPA is soliciting innovative research proposals in the area of novel Arctic sensor systems. In particular, DARPA is interested in concepts for low-cost, rapidly-deployable, environmentally friendly, unmanned sensor systems which are able to run for a minimum of 30 days between refueling stops...
  • On February 10, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions held a hearing on “The Reemergence of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases: Exploring the Public Health Successes and Challenges.” Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) each spoke to the past...
  • On January 28, the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, Subcommittee on Energy, held a hearing on “Supercomputing and American Technology Leadership.” The hearing allowed committee members to assess the importance of federal support for supercomputing facilities in the Department of...