The American Science Alliance Weekly Digest is delivered once a week on Wednesday to subscribers.  The president’s budget and House and Senate appropriations proposals for fiscal year 2017 included multiple funding and programmatic changes for the federal science agencies (such as the large Defense and Water Infrastructure bills), the federal government’s spending on a continuing resolution … Continue reading AMERICAN SCIENCE ALLIANCE WEEK IN REVIEW 12.14.16

Call for Public Comment on New NASEM Study Committee: Polar Icebreaker Cost Assessment

In a Congressionally mandated study supported by the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Academies has appointed a committee to: (i) describe current and emerging requirements for the Coast Guard's polar icebreaking capabilities; (ii) identify potential design, procurement, leasing, service contracts, crewing, and technology options that could minimize life-cycle costs and optimize efficiency and reliability of Coast Guard polar icebreaker operations in the Arctic and Antarctic; and (iii) examine a variety of other factors related to Coast Guard estimates for the procurement and operating costs of a Polar icebreaker.