CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING HELD ON THE VALUE OF THE NIST MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP (MEP)

The House Manufacturing Caucus recently asked the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) to brief them on the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program, a program which the Trump Administration proposed to eliminate in its FY18 budget. The briefing focused on how the program delivers value to the economy and national security of the United States through the services it provides to small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers.
  • ARPA-E Coalition Letter of Support in the FY 2018 Budget May 25, 2017 The undersigned organizations, companies and institutions write today to express our strong support for continued funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) in the FY 2018 budget and in subsequent funding cycles. As you know, ARPA-E has been a highly innovative and effective program, successfully conducting critical research necessary to ensure the nation’s future energy security and as such, enjoys strong bi-partisan support. Modeled after the highly successful Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), ARPA-E supports “high-risk, high-reward” research which has the potential to drastically alter how we make and use energy in the future. ARPA-E finds innovative technologies and gives them the critical push to get to the point where industry can take over investment. ARPA-E is helping to foster groundbreaking technological innovations, including energy storage, advanced nuclear, and carbon capture and sequestration.
  • Letter to President to Appoint OSTP Officials May 25, 2017 Coalition for National Science Funding issued the following letter to the President regarding the appointment of highly-qualified individuals to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
  • President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal Emphasizes National Security, Early Stage Energy R&D, and Exascale Computing May 23, 2017 Protecting the grid from cyberattacks, focusing on early-stage R&D at national labs to advance scientific and energy research, and achieving exascale computing are just some of the items in President Trump's FY 20-18 budget request for the Department of Energy.
  • NASA to Discuss FY2018 Budget Proposal, Provide Virtual Tours of Centers May 23, 2017 NASA will hold a series of events Tuesday, May 23, highlighting the agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, including a televised State of NASA address by acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Facebook Live virtual tours of NASA’s 10 centers, where innovation is enabling exploration and discovery.
  • Seminar: XSEDE National Cyberinfrastructure, NIST, and Supporting NCSI Objectives May 23, 2017 This presentation will provide an overview of the NSF-funded XSEDE (Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) project. XSEDE provides advanced research computing and data resources and services to the national community supporting open research funded by universities as well as federal agencies and other sources.
 
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