[SIGCIS-Members] 'U.S. lawmakers unveil bold $100 billion plan to remake NSF'

David Ribes dribes at uw.edu
Wed May 27 11:59:58 PDT 2020


For those of you interested in US science policy, especially about IT and
computation, this is not to be missed:

U.S. lawmakers unveil bold $100 billion plan to remake NSF
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/us-lawmakers-unveil-bold-100-billion-plan-remake-nsf

It's just a senate proposal for now, but it looks like it has legs.

While I was caught off guard by the SCOPE of what they are proposing, the
SHAPE is unsurprising to me, and looks a much like the NSF may be
reorganized according to what I've been writing about recently as 'the
logic of domains
<https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0306312719849709>': a vast
and empowered new 'technology' directorate orbited by the various domains,
with a support role articulated for social science. Too soon to say for
sure, but it sure smells like it.

Regardless, it may of interest to members of this list, and I'd be curious
if anyone knows more. I'll be following closely.

Here is another article, and then the somewhat inscrutable Senate doc
itself:

https://www.hpcwire.com/2020/05/27/100b-plan-submitted-for-massive-remake-and-expansion-of-nsf/

https://www.aip.org/sites/default/files/aipcorp/images/fyi/pdf/endless-frontier-act-as-introduced-in-senate-2020.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_source=FYI&dm_i=1ZJN,6VXFV,1D9MBU,RNJDJ,1

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David Ribes
Associate Professor
Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)
University of Washington
http://davidribes.com
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