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Washington Update. StateNets Meeting Tempe, Arizona Sue Fratkin February 9, 2006. Reports with Impact. National Innovation Initiative (NII) Council on Competitiveness http://innovateamerica.org/webscr/report.asp National Innovation Act of 2005 – S. 2109 KEY ELEMENTS

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Washington update

Washington Update

StateNets Meeting

Tempe, Arizona

Sue Fratkin

February 9, 2006


Reports with impact

Reports with Impact

  • National Innovation Initiative (NII)

    • Council on Competitiveness

      • http://innovateamerica.org/webscr/report.asp

    • National Innovation Act of 2005 – S. 2109

      • KEY ELEMENTS

        • INNOVATION ACCELERATION GRANTS

        • COMMITMENT TO BASIC RESEARCH

        • FELLOWSHIPS

        • PERMANENT EXTENSION OF TAX CREDITS

        • STUDY ON BARRIERS TO INNOVATION


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  • National Academy of Sciences

    • Rising Above A Gathering Storm

      • www.nationalacademies.org/cosepup

    • Protecting America’s Competitive Edge Acts S.2197

      • PACE - Energy

      • PACE - Education

      • PACE – Finance


Comparing bills

Comparing Bills

  • NSF

    – NII – doubles research funding - 5 yrs

    • PACE - nearly doubles R&RA budget – 7 yrs

    • ADMIN – doubles overall funding – 10yrs

  • DOE

    • NII – no recommendation

    • PACE – nearly doubles basic research – 7 yrs

      • Authorizes research grants – 5yrs

      • Establishes Advanced Research Proj. Authority


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  • ADMIN – doubles overall funding at DOE Office for Science – 10 yrs

  • DOD –

    • NII – 3% of total DOD budget to sci&tech res

    • PACE – inc.DOD basic res.10% annually2013

      • New research grants –early career scientists

    • ADMIN – 8% inc FY’07 over FY’06 req. for basic and applied research


  • Framework for 07 budget

    Framework for ’07 Budget

    • FY’06 budget signed this week – austere

      • Cuts across the board except DHS & NASA & NSF in non-defense areas

        • NIH – .5% Inc.

        • DOE/OS - 3.8% Dec.

        • USGS – 4.6% Dec.

        • EPA - .5% Dec.

        • DoED –flat (inc. for Katrina)


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    • Defense Supplemental

      • 70B addtl spending through 2006

      • 50B now requested

    • Total $120B for 2006, similar to 2005

    • Another supplemental expected in Spring

      • $4.5B a month in Iraq; $800M a month in Afghanistan


    Admin budget request fy 07

    Admin Budget Request – FY’07

    • www.gpoaccess.gov/USbudget

    • www.aaas.org/spp/rd/fy07.htm

    • www.nsf.gov/about/budget/fy2007

    • www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget

    • www.energy.gov

    • www.dhs.gov


    Dept of ed states

    Dept of Ed & States

    • Ed Tech State Grants

      • FY’06 $279M; FY’07 O (Block State Grants)

    • 21st Century Community Learning Centers

      • FY’06 $991M; FY’07 $981M

    • Assistive Technology

      • FY’06 $30M; FY’07 $22M (Formula to states)

    • Community Tech Centers

      • FY’06 O; FY’07 O (why even list this?)


    Next steps

    Next Steps

    • Review budgets

    • Determine direct impact

    • Make note of impact

    • Share details with Federal Relations staff

    • Ask that info be shared with MOC local office

    • Support FY ’07 budget increases


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