The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) R&D Budget and Policy Program has released its analysis of research and development investment in FY 2012 Congressional appropriations by Agency, including for the USGS and EPA. For links to the AAAS analysis, summary tables, and more visit AAAS – R&D Budget and Policy Program – Home.
On Friday, December 23, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, the so-called “megabus” spending bill. … The trillion-dollar compromise package incorporates the remaining nine individual spending bills in the following areas: Defense; Energy and Water; Interior and Environment; Homeland Security; Financial Services; Labor, HHS and Education; State and Foreign Operations; Military Construction and Veterans; and the Legislature. … Based on initial AAAS analysis, total R&D spending for FY2012 stands at $142 billion, approximately $1.8 billion or 1.3% below FY2011 levels. The summary table is posted immediately below, and individual agency tables can be found under the subject headings that follow.
- Status of FY 2012 Appropriations Bills (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Budget Update … Good News For NSF (& their CREATIV use of these funds …) (writedit.wordpress.com)
Report: National Academy of Public Administration’s Forum on Place-based Public Management – All Points Blog
by Joe Francica, Directions Magazine, Monday, May 23, 2011
The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in Washington, DC convened a forum on Place-based Public Management today [May 20, 2011]. The event featured several key government policy experts that commented on placed-based initiatives, a key priority of the Obama administration. … The panel of experts was facilitated by Scott Fosler, Lipitz Senior Fellow from the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise and the School of Public Policy from the University of Maryland, and a past president of NAPA. …
For full text of the article, visit Report: National Academy of Public Administration’s Forum on Place-based Public Management – All Points Blog.
- NAPA Forum Meeting Notes
- Podcast: How much does Federal Policy Really Impact Geospatial Technology Use?
- OMB Memo: Developing Effective Place Based Policies for the FY2012 Budget
- NAPA Forum on Place-Based Public Management (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Place-Based Policies: Think “Where” First, Not Last (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
By Kim Hart, Washington Post, Wednesday, April 29, 2009Google launched a new search tool yesterday designed to help Web users find public data that is often buried in hard-to-navigate government Web sites. The tool, called Google Public Data, is the latest in the company’s efforts to make information from federal, state and local governments accessible to citizens. … The company plans to initially make available U.S. population and unemployment data from the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, respectively. Other data sets, such as emissions statistics from the Environmental Protection Agency, will roll out in the coming months. …For full text of the article, visit:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/28/AR2009042802280.html?hpid=moreheadlines
Beginning today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) kicks off a National Dialogue intended to inform the development of a multi-year EPA strategy on environmental information access. This open online discussion will go for a week, after which time the comments received will be summarized and posted.
So, don’t wait. Share your ideas and feedback on how the EPA can enhance access to high quality environmental information: http://blog.epa.gov/partners
Background information and a summary of the information gathered from stakeholders thus far are available at the National Dialogue Page: www.epa.gov/nationaldialogue.
Commenting on the EPA Dialogue (June 10, 2008), OMB Watch noted:
The Bush administration’s tenure has taken a heavy toll on EPA’s reputation on transparency by raising the reporting thresholds for toxic pollution under the Toxics Release Inventory, closing numerous agency libraries, and accusations of interference with scientific research. However, with the imminent reality of a new administration, the ideas for improving access may find a receptive audience in 2009.