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Federally Funded Academic Research Requirements: Background and Issues in Brief

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44774.pdf

The federal government is the largest source of academic research and development funding in the U.S.  This report reveals sources of conflict between funding providers and recipients over requirements that accompany the funding including the time burden of regulations and issues related to human subjects and animal research. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Virginia Budget Amendments 2017 Session, HB 1500 Conference Report

Categories: Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://budget.lis.virginia.gov/amendments/2017/1/HB1500/Introduced/CR/

Shows spending plan for remainder of FY2017 and FY2018.  From the Legislative Information Service of the Virginia General Assembly

 

Virginia State Budget, 2017 Session

Categories: Govt Finance,Virginia Issues

http://budget.lis.virginia.gov/default/2017/1/

Covers the budget bill, amendments, and committee reports.  From the Legislative Information Service of the Virginia General Assembly

 

Virginia Compared to the Other States: 2017 Edition

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/pdfs/reports/Rpt492.pdf

Shows how Virginia compares to other states in spending and taxes, education, health, and transportation.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Science and Engineering Research Facilities, Fiscal Year 2015

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://ncsesdata.nsf.gov/datatables/facilities/2015/

A set of 27 Excel data tables on research facilities in academic institutions covering total space, costs of new construction and renovation, and source of funding.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Research Space at Academic Institutions Increased 1.4% Between FY2013 and FY2015: Smallest Growth in Three Decades

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/2017/nsf17315/nsf17315.pdf

Press release on research space in academic institutions including cost of new construction and repair, funding sources, and trends in research space at largest institutions.  Combines limited data with narrative.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Federal Spending for Means-Tested Programs, 2007 to 2027

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52405-means-tested-programs.pdf

Estimates that, if current laws remain generally unchanged, federal spending for cash-assistance programs for people of low income would grow at an average annual rate of 5.5% over the coming decade.  The estimate covers such programs as Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act, the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (food stamps), student Pell grants and others.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

An Analysis of the Navy’s Fiscal Year 2017 Shipbuilding Plan

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Statistics

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52324-shipbuildingreport.pdf

Estimates that the cost of the plan—an average of about $21 billion per year for 30 years—would be $5 billion than the average funding the Navy received in recent decades.  The plan calls for expanding the fleet of battle force ships from 272 to 308.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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