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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2003
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 108th Congress
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Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 108th Congress
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Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 108th Congress
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Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 108th Congress
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Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 109th Congress
Federal research and development (R&D) funding priorities reflect presidential policies and national needs. For FY2007, R&D is requested at almost $137 billion of budget authority, about 1.8% more than enacted in FY2006. The FY2007 budget would fund three interagency R&D initiatives: networking and information technology; climate change science; and nanotechnology. The Administration is using performance measures for R&D budgeting, including the Government Performance and Results Act and the Program Assessment Rating Tool.
Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2003
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Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 108th Congress
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2003
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Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 108th Congress
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Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 108th Congress
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2004
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2005
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2005
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2005
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2006
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Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2006
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Manipulating Molecules: Federal Support for Nanotechnology Research
The Bush Administration has requested $1.277 billion for nanotechnology research for FY2007. Nanotechnology is a newly emerging field of science where scientists and engineers are beginning to manipulate matter at the molecular and atomic levels in order to obtain materials and systems with significantly improved properties. Scientists note that nanotechnology is still in its infancy, with large scale practical applications 10 to 30 year away. Congressional concerns include funding for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), the potential environmental and health concerns associated with the development and deployment of nanotechnology, and the need to adopt international measurement standards for nanotechnology.
Manipulating Molecules: The National Nanotechnology Initiative
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Manipulating Molecules: The National Nanotechnology Initiative
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Manipulating Molecules: The National Nanotechnology Initiative
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Manipulating Molecules: The National Nanotechnology Initiative
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Biotechnology in Animal Agriculture: Status and Current Issues
This report discusses the status and current issues regarding animal agriculture that is being transformed by rapid advances in biotechnology. This report will be updated as significant developments in agricultural biotechnology occur and as Congress develops legislation addressing emerging agricultural biotechnology issues.
Homeland Security Research and Development Funding, Organization, and Oversight
The Homeland Security Act consolidated some research and development (R&D) in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), whose FY2007 R&D budget (excluding management/procurement) was requested at $1.1 billion, about 10% less than FY2006, and represents the first decline in DHS's R&D funding since the agency started funding R&D in 2002. DHS is mandated to coordinate all federal agency homeland security R&D, which was requested at about $5.1 billion. This report lists related legislation and policy issues relating to DHS's R&D programs.
Risk Assessment in the President's National Strategy for Homeland Security
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Asset Distribution of Taxable Estates: An Analysis
This report provides data on the distribution of assets in taxable estates that filed returns in 1998. The report also offers a brief overview of the estate and gift tax and "The Death Tax Elimination Act of 2000," which was passed in the 106th Congress and vetoed. This report finds that farm and business assets represent a small share of the total value of taxable estate tax returns filed in 1998. For an overview of estate tax, see CRS Report RL30600, Estate and Gift Taxes: Economic Issues, by Jane G. Gravelle and Steven Maguire. This report will be updated as new data becomes available.
Science and Technology Policy: Issues for the 109th Congress
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Countries of the World and International Organizations: Sources of Information
This report provides a selection of materials for locating information on foreign countries and international organizations. In the general information section, it presents sources giving an overview of politics, economics, and recent history. A specialized information section cites sources on human rights, immigration, international organizations, military strengths, terrorism, and other topics. Included are titles of some of the most frequently consulted bibliographic sources that are available for use in many libraries. Electronic information on foreign countries is also provided, via the Internet, by agencies of the federal government, international organizations, and related sources. Included is a list of foreign chanceries located in Washington, DC.
Countries of the World and International Organizations: Sources of Information
This report provides a selection of materials for locating information on foreign countries and international organizations. In the general information section, it presents sources giving an overview of politics, economics, and recent history. A specialized information section cites sources on human rights, immigration, international organizations, military strengths, terrorism, and other topics. Included are titles of some of the most frequently consulted bibliographic sources that are available for use in many libraries. Electronic information on foreign countries is also provided, via the Internet, by agencies of the federal government, international organizations, and related sources. Included is a list of foreign chanceries located in Washington, D.C.
Background and Legal Issues Related to Stem Cell Research
In August 2001, President Bush announced that federal funds, with certain restrictions, may be used to conduct research on human embryonic stem cells. Federal research is limited to “the more than 60” existing stem cell lines that were derived (1) with the informed consent of the donors; (2) from excess embryos created solely for reproductive purposes; and (3) without any financial inducements to the donors. No federal funds may be used for the derivation or use of stem cell lines derived from newly destroyed embryos; the creation of any human embryos for research purposes; or cloning of human embryos for any purposes.
Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Priority-setting, and Coordination
This report describes the basic R&D issues that concern the adequacy of planning/coordination mechanisms, including those in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Office of Homeland Security; which counterterrorism R&D should be transferred to a new department; and how other R&D counterterrorism activities that are not transferred should be coordinated.
Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Priority-setting, and Coordination
This report describes the basic R&D issues concern regarding the adequacy of planning/coordination mechanisms, including those in the Office of Science and Technology Policy and Office of Homeland Security; which counterterrorism R&D should be transferred to a new department; and how other R&D counterterrorism activities that are not transferred should be coordinated.
Research and Development: Priority Setting and Consolidation in Science Budgeting
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Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding and Organization
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight
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Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Research and Development: Funding, Organization, and Oversight
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