Friday, 8 February 1991 Washington, DC
1. PRESIDENT PROPOSES BIG INCREASE FOR SCIENCE IN FY 1992
o DOE: The FY 92 request for the SSC is $534M, nearly double the current year; the budget document states that "this increase will not come at the expense of other science programs." There must be some other explanation for the fact that other DOE programs are being cut: CEBAF is set to lose $20M, extending construction time by one year; when the Administration's estimate of 4.1% for FY 92 inflation is applied to Basic Energy Sciences, it shows a 3.7% drop; Biological and Environmental Research goes down 19.3%.
o NSF: The request is for $2.72B dollars, up 13.4% corrected for inflation; the research share would go up 11.8%. According to the document, "The President remains committed to doubling the NSF budget between 1987 and 1994." The request, it says, "would restore the doubling path." Anyone who can remember his phone number may also recall that the President used to be committed to doubling NSF's budget in five years. Nevertheless, it is a good request and gives special attention to individual investigators. Walter Massey took note of the Administration's support of NSF in his confirmation hearing on Thursday before the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, chaired by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D- MA).
2. BUSH ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGES THE THREAT OF GLOBAL
3. NAVY IG EXONERATES STANFORD IN OVERHEAD CONTROVERSY--SORT
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