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

Johannah Rodgers johannah.rodgers at gmail.com
Wed May 27 13:52:10 PDT 2020

Thank you, David!

All best,


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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