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September 2013 Public Policy News

24 September: The Numbers: NASA FY 2013 Operating Plan: NASA released its FY 2013 Operating Plan providing final numbers after accounting for mandatory budget reductions. These FY 2013 numbers are useful for drawing comparisons with the Administration's FY 2014 budget request, the House Appropriations Committee's recommendation, and the Senate Appropriations Committee's recommendations. Read more


20 September: House Science Committee Considers Legislation on Improving Technology Transfer: The Subcommittee on Research and Technology held a hearing to examine innovative approaches to technology transfer at universities, research institutes, and national laboratories. The subcommittee also focused on a discussion draft of HR 2981, the "Innovative Approaches to Technology Transfer Act of 2013." The legislation would establish a grant program using funding from the Small Business Technology Transfer program and would encourage the development of innovative technology transfer programs at universities, research institutes, and national laboratories. Read more