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Computing Research News

January 2006 Vol. 18/No. 1     ∫ Download PDF Version - 1.6 MB

An Analysis of CISE Funding in FY 2005

By Rita Koch and Michael Pazzani Full Article

This article reviews CISE funding actions and practices in the past year.

From the Inside, Out

Expanding the Pipeline

By Cindy Goral and Dianthe Harris Full Article

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology’s TechLeaders tackles issue of the under-representation of Women in CS by supporting and training those already there

Computing Research at SRI International

By William S. Mark Full Article

Computer science at SRI International includes many firsts, from the first electronic banking system to invention of the computer mouse. SRI innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value, and lasting benefits to society.

Congress Provides Symbolic Increase for NSF

But Retroactive Across-the-Board Cut Wipes Out Most R&D Gains

By Peter Harsha Full Article

After a year’s worth of warning that the final funding levels for American science agencies would likely be austere, congressional appropriators surprised many in the science community by passing a slate of funding bills that would have increased funding slightly for federal research at several agencies, including a 3 percent increase at the National Science Foundation. However, the increases proved to be symbolic as Congress, under pressure to reduce federal discretionary spending in the wake of unanticipated payouts to areas hard-hit by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, passed an across-the-board 1.0 percent reduction in all FY 2006 appropriations, including those already enacted, eliminating much—and in some cases all—of the approved spending increases for science.

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