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

Brian Berg brianberg at gmail.com
Wed May 27 14:52:55 PDT 2020


A friend reminded me that “Endless Frontier” is an explicit allusion to the
famous address to President Truman in 1945 by Vannevar Bush, “*Science, the
Endless Frontier <https://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/nsf50/vbush1945.htm>.*”  Note
that one of the sections of this is titled "For the War Against Disease."

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On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 1:53 PM Johannah Rodgers <johannah.rodgers at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Thank you, David!
>
> All best,
>
> Johannah
>
> On Wed, May 27, 2020 at 3:51 PM David Ribes <dribes at uw.edu> wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>> --
>> David Ribes
>> Associate Professor
>> Department of Human Centered Design and Engineering (HCDE)
>> University of Washington
>> http://davidribes.com
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