FYI: Science Policy News
The Week of June 20, 2022

What’s Ahead


The House Science Committee is holding a hearing this week titled, “Investigating the Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time,” echoing the title of a previous hearing held in 2009. This graphic depicts how the planned Electron-Ion Collider will be used to probe the complex of forces and particles that comprise and bind together atomic nuclei. (Image credit – Brookhaven National Lab)

Flagship Physics Projects in Congressional Spotlight

The House Science Committee is holding a hearing on Wednesday focused on the High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics programs at the Department of Energy. At the hearing, Asmeret Asefaw Berhe will make her first appearance before Congress as director of the DOE Office of Science. The committee will also hear from Jim Yeck, the project director for Brookhaven National Lab’s Electron-Ion Collider project, and Fermilab Director Lia Merminga, who will discuss the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (LBNF/DUNE). Both flagship projects have been receiving less funding than the committee believes they require, a concern it highlighted last month at a hearing on the latest budget request for the Office of Science. Within the U.S. high energy physics community, there is also a particular worry that LBNF/DUNE may become a less compelling project as its costs crest $3 billion and its construction schedule stretches out, especially given that Japan’s Hyper-Kamiokande project has a strong chance to preempt key results. In addition to the witnesses from DOE and its national labs, the committee will hear from science popularizer Brian Greene, who directs Columbia University’s Center for Theoretical Physics, and Michael Guastella, the executive director of the Council on Radionuclides and Radiopharmaceuticals. The Office of Science recently separated its isotope production program from the Nuclear Physics program, and the subject of isotope supplies has taken on new urgency as many important isotopes are currently produced by Russian sources.

Carbon Emission Monitoring Hearing Series Continues

Four representatives of federal programs that measure sources and sinks of greenhouse gases are testifying on Thursday before the House Science Committee: Eric Lin, the director of the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; Ariel Stein, acting director of the Global Monitoring Laboratory at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Karen St. Germain, director of NASA’s Earth Science Division; and Bryan Hubbell, National Program Director for Air, Climate, and Energy at the Environmental Protection Agency. The hearing follows on the heels of another the committee held in conjunction with the release of a majority staff report that criticizes the oil and gas sector’s monitoring and mitigation of emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. The House Climate Crisis Committee is also examining the topic of methane pollution this Friday. Expanding federal programs to track greenhouse gases has been a Biden administration priority, and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology looked at the issue in January.

House Proposing Budget Boosts for Science Agencies

House appropriators will continue work on their fiscal year 2023 spending proposals this week and have released draft legislation for the Department of Energy , Department of Defense , and the Department of the Interior . Draft legislation for the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the Commerce Department will also be released prior to a hearing on Wednesday. Within DOE, the committee is proposing to increase the Office of Science’s budget by 7% to $8 billion, about $200 million more than requested. It also proposes a 25% boost to $4 billion for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, nearly matching the request, and includes $100 million for a new fund to support President Biden’s invocation of the Defense Production Act to expand domestic manufacturing capacity for solar panels, transformers, electric grid components, fuel cells, electrolyzers, heat pumps, and insulation. Defense R&D spending would increase 10% to $135 billion, $3 billion more than requested. Within the Department of Interior, the budget for the U.S. Geological Survey would increase by 18% to $1.6 billion. More detailed proposals will be available when the committee releases its reports after the hearings, and figures will be compiled in FYI’s Federal Science Budget Tracker . The report for the defense bill is posted here .

House Armed Services Committee Finishing NDAA Draft

Committee work on this year’s National Defense Authorization Act is wrapping up this week, with the House Armed Services Committee convening its annual marathon meeting on Wednesday to finalize its draft of the legislation. Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-WA) has just released draft text that will be merged with contributions from seven subcommittees. Among its science provisions, Smith’s text would direct the Defense Department to report on its efforts to increase participation from minority-serving institutions in its R&D programs. The provision is motivated by a National Academies study released this spring that found the department lags other science agencies in funding such institutions. Other R&D-related provisions are likely to be introduced as amendments during this week’s meeting, as well as when the bill comes up for consideration on the House floor. The Senate Armed Services Committee completed work on its counterpart version of the bill during a closed-door meeting last week, during which it adopted 223 amendments. The committee has not released the final text, but a summary states that it supports intensified efforts in technology areas such as microelectronics, advanced communications, artificial intelligence, and quantum computing, and would establish a public-private investment pilot program to “enhance development and transition of high-priority technologies.”

Senate Advancing Nominee for Top NOAA Forecasting Job

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is meeting on Wednesday to advance the nomination of meteorologist Michael Morgan to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s portfolio of environmental observation and prediction programs. At his nomination hearing earlier this month, Morgan said if confirmed his top priorities would include improving NOAA’s observation, modeling, and supercomputing systems, as well as developing a “platform for rapid access to public weather and climate data that includes data on demographics, economic activity, and infrastructure to allow for a better understanding of the impacts of weather and climate variability on communities.” He also said he would prioritize increasing the diversity of NOAA’s workforce.

House to Vote on ARPA–H Act

This week, the House plans to vote on the bipartisan Advanced Research Projects Agency–Health Act , which would remove the new agency from the National Institutes of Health but have it remain within the Health and Human Services Department. Congress created ARPA–H through its most recent appropriations legislation and the Biden administration placed the agency within NIH, while having it report directly to the secretary of health and human services. The legislation also formally defines the agency’s mission and sets bounds on its structure, but it will have to be reconciled with the Senate version to become law. The lead sponsor of the House bill, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), has submitted an amendment for consideration on the House floor that would remove a proposed requirement that the agency director be Senate-confirmed, limit the number of program offices it could create to six, and limit managerial funding to 15% of the total budget. A search for the agency’s first director is underway.

In Case You Missed It


From left: Science ministers from France, the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada, which comprise the G7 countries. The European Union’s top research official is at far right. (Image credit – White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)

G7 Countries Stake Out Science Coordination Priorities

Science ministers from the G7 countries issued a joint statement last week that outlines shared priorities in advance of the full G7 summit starting this Sunday. The ministers pledged to restrict science cooperation with Russia in response to its invasion of Ukraine while continuing to promote “individual academic and student mobility.” They also committed to coordinate research on methods of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the impacts of climate change on ocean dynamics and biodiversity, and why infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus sometimes results in long-term symptoms. In addition, the ministers sketched out principles for placing security controls on research while preserving the openness of scientific exchange. A companion document enumerates broad principles the ministers believe should guide policies to strengthen research integrity and security, building on last year’s G7 Research Compact .

COMPETES Negotiators Narrow Scope in Search of a Deal

With negotiations running behind schedule to reconcile the America COMPETES Act with the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said last week that congressional leaders are “narrowing” the scope of the legislation in a bid to reach a compromise more quickly. According to Punchbowl News, negotiations appear to be focusing on provisions related to semiconductor industry subsidies, the National Science Foundation, research security, and supply chain resilience. Punchbowl reported congressional leaders are aiming to reach a deal by the July 4 holiday break and pass a final bill before Congress’ August recess. Bloomberg reported earlier this month that some Republicans prefer to revisit the legislation in the next Congress, given they may gain control of the House and Senate after the midterm elections this fall. Among the contentious items that may be omitted from any final package include provisions relating to trade, taxation, immigration policy , and climate mitigation .

NIST Grapples with Reemergence of Earmarks

In a presentation given last week on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s appropriation for fiscal year 2022, NIST official Jason Boehm stressed that although the agency seemed to receive a significant budget increase, most of the money is earmarked for external projects with little relevance to the agency’s mission. Boehm noted Congress brought back earmarks after a ten-year moratorium and that NIST received by far the highest proportion of earmarks as a fraction of its total budget among comparable science agencies. NIST Director Laurie Locascio said during the meeting that some lawmakers she has spoken with perceive that they have actually increased the agency’s budget, “because the earmarks make it look like [NIST] got a big increase.” The outcome comes as a disappointment to NIST in part because the agency has a major backlog of facility maintenance and construction projects on its own campuses but received flat funding for non-earmarked projects. Boehm also highlighted the personnel demands that come with earmarks, such as the need for project oversight and hiring staff to assist in environmental reviews for earmarks involving construction.

Science Committee Reviews Weather Research Priorities

The House Science Committee held a hearing last week to discuss the Priorities for Weather Research report that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Science Advisory Board released late last year. Committee Ranking Member Frank Lucas (R-OK) said he saw the hearing as a first step toward updating the major weather policy law Congress passed in 2017 and asked the witness panel, comprising scientists who worked on the report, to identify recommendations that Congress could address. Among the priorities they suggested were expanding observations in boundary layers between lands, oceans, and atmosphere; conducting social science research to better deliver weather forecasts to vulnerable and underserved populations; and sharply increasing NOAA’s supercomputing capacity. University of Oklahoma professor Fred Carr stated that each of the exascale computers the Department of Energy is currently fielding is “25 to 50 times more powerful than all of NOAA’s computer systems combined” and suggested Congress provide resources for NOAA to pursue its own exascale system. Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Mikie Sherril (D-NJ) asked Carr about NOAA’s reliance on supplemental funding provided in the wake of natural disasters to improve its supercomputing and observation systems. Carr replied the supplemental funds are welcome but that NOAA’s annual base budget for supercomputing has been too low to permit long-range planning for the “really ambitious computer power that we need.”

Events This Week

All times are Eastern Daylight Time, unless otherwise noted. Listings do not imply endorsement.

Monday, June 20

Juneteenth Holiday

Tuesday, June 21

DOE: “Basic Research Needs Workshop on Inertial Fusion Energy”
(continues through Thursday)

FLC: Federal Laboratory Consortium conference
(continues through Thursday)

NASA: Planetary Science Advisory Committee meeting
(continues through Thursday)

National Academies: “Assessing and Improving Strategies for Preventing Countering and Responding to WMD Terrorism: Nuclear Threats Information Gathering Meeting”
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Heritage Foundation: “After Confucius Institutes: China’s Enduring Influence on American Higher Education,” with Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN)
11:00 - 12:00 pm

ITIF: “North American Subnational Innovation Competitiveness Index”
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

National Academies: “Interpretable and Explainable AI and Machine Learning”
1:00 - 4:00 pm

NSF: Q&A about the NSF Engines Program
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Wilson Center: “Seabed Mining, International Law, and the U.S.”
2:00 - 3:15 pm

CSIS: “The Future of Quantum — Powering the Innovation Ecosystem from the Private Sector”
3:00 - 4:00 pm

House: Interior-Environment appropriations bill subcommittee markup
4:00 pm, Appropriations Committee

House: Energy-Water appropriations bill subcommittee markup
5:30 pm, Appropriations Committee

NSPN: Science Diplomacy Career Panel
6:00 - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, June 22

Secure World Foundation: 4th Summit for Space Sustainability
(continues Thursday)

DOE: Molybdenum-99 stakeholders meeting
(continues Thursday)

House: “Investigating the Nature of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time”
10:00 am, Science Committee

Senate: Meeting to advance the nomination of Michael Morgan to be assistant secretary of commerce for environmental observation and prediction
10:00 am, Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

House: Full committee meeting to advance the FY23 NDAA
10:00 am, Armed Services Committee

House: “Oversight of the Department of Justice National Security Division”
10:00 am, Judiciary Committee

House: Hearing on energy policy legislation
10:30 am, Energy and Commerce Committee

National Academies: “Confucius Institutes at U.S. Institutions of Higher Education Committee,” meeting five
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

CNAS: “Conversation with Defense Innovation Unit Director Michael Brown”
12:30 - 1:30 pm

National Academies: “Environmental Justice from Global to Local”
1:00 - 2:45 pm

National Academies: “Achieving the Ocean We Want Cross-Cutting Themes for the Ocean Decade”
2:00 - 4:00 pm

House: “Securing the Future: Harnessing the Potential of Emerging Technologies While Mitigating Security Risks”
2:30 pm, Homeland Security Committee

Senate: “The Patent Trial and Appeal Board: Examining Proposals to Address Predictability, Certainty, and Fairness”
2:30 pm, Judiciary Committee

Bipartisan Policy Center: “Direct Air Capture Day”
3:00 - 7:00 pm

World Resources Institute: “Advancing Climate Action and Energy Security on Capitol Hill,” with Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN)
4:00 - 5:00 pm

House: Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill subcommittee markup
7:00 pm, Appropriations Committee

Thursday, June 23

House: “Congress and Technology: Modernizing the Innovation Cycle”
9:00 am

House: “Assessing Federal Programs for Measuring Greenhouse Gas Sources and Sinks”
10:00 am, Science Committee

House: “The Patent Trial and Appeal Board After 10 Years: Impact on Innovation and Small Businesses”
10:00 am, Judiciary Committee

House: “A Hearing with Trump White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx”
10:00 am, Oversight Committee

Semiconductor Industry Association: “Collaboration towards Decadal Plan Goals: Advances and Challenges in Semiconductor Hardware”
12:30 - 2:00 pm

OSTP/NSF: “Listening Session on Implementing Initial Findings and Recommendations of the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Task Force”
1:00 - 3:00 pm

CSET: “Connecting the Quad Increasing AI Collaboration between the United States, Australia, India and Japan”
4:00 - 5:00 pm

House: Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill subcommittee markup
5:30 pm, Appropriations Committee

Friday, June 24

Industry Studies Association: “The Future of Innovation: New Roles, New Rules, New Responsibilities”
(continues Saturday)

House: “Cutting Methane Pollution: Safeguarding Health, Creating Jobs, and Protecting Our Climate”
9:00 am

CSIS: “Boost-Phase Missile Defense: Interrogating the Assumptions”
11:00 am - 12:15 pm

EESI: “Living with Climate Change: Extreme Heat: Policies to Anticipate Threats and Build Preparedness,” with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ)
12:00 - 1:30 pm

White House: “Roundtable on Ensuring Safety and Opportunity in STEM Environments: Preventing and Addressing Identity-based Harassment”
1:00 pm

Monday, June 27

National Academies: “Workshop on Development of a Framework for Evaluating Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions Information for Decision Making”
(continues Tuesday)

National Academies: “Workshop on Testing, Evaluating, and Assessing AI-Enabled Systems under Operational Conditions for the Air Force”
(continues through Wednesday)

LPI: “Defining a Coordinated Lunar Resource Evaluation Campaign”

National Academies: “Post-Exascale Computing for the National Nuclear Security Administration,” meeting eight
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

NOAA: Integrated Ocean Observing System Advisory Committee meeting
3:00 - 5:00 pm

Engineers and Scientists Acting Locally: “Land Use, Climate, and Mining for the Fossil Fuel Transition”
5:00 - 6:30 pm


AIP Seeks Nominees for International Physics Leadership Medal

The American Institute of Physics is accepting nominations for the Tate Medal, which is awarded biennially to recognize non-U.S. citizens for “international leadership in physics, with an emphasis on leadership, statesmanship, and service to the physics community, as opposed to research achievement.” Self-nominations are welcome, and nominations of women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the U.S. are particularly encouraged. Nominations are open through Oct. 1.

CRS Hiring Climate Science Policy Analyst

The Congressional Research Service is hiring an environmental policy analyst who will focus on science and policy issues related to climate change. The analyst will produce objective reports and information for congressional committees, members, and staff. Applications are due July 5.

Hellman S&T Policy Fellowship Application Open

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is accepting applications for the Hellman Fellowship in Science and Technology Policy, which hires early-career scientists and engineers to support the academy’s policy projects, such as its Commission on Accelerating Climate Action. Applicants must complete a doctoral degree in a science or engineering field prior to beginning the fellowship. Applications are due July 5.

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Around the Web

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White House

Stat: Francis Collins on his new life as White House science adviser (interview)

White House: President Biden to galvanize global action to strengthen energy security and tackle the climate crisis through the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate

White House: Summary of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate held by President Joe Biden

OMB: Reviewing and revising standards for maintaining, collecting, and presenting federal data on race and ethnicity

OSTP: A statement from OSTP Acting Director Alondra Nelson in recognition of Juneteenth


Politico: Back burner no more: Dems set Manchin talks on party-line bill to simmer

Reuters: More than 100 CEOs urge US Congress to pass China competition bill

Wall Street Journal: Pelosi wants the final version of the America COMPETES Act to look like the House legislation, passed on party lines (perspective by William Galston)

Federation of American Scientists: Towards a solution for broadening the geography of NSF funding (perspective by Matt Hourihan)

AAU: Letter expressing concern over foreign funding disclosure requirements in USICA

E&E News: UN climate funding endangered in innovation talks

Wall Street Journal: Lawmakers make bipartisan push for new government powers to block US investments in China

Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE): Bipartisan bill introduced to establish the Technology Competitiveness Council

Science, Society, and the Economy

National Academies: Addressing supply chain and manufacturing challenges and opportunities (report)

CSIS: Renewing US leadership in standards (perspective by Walter Copan and Kirti Gupta)

Pew Research Center: Hispanic Americans’ trust in and engagement with science (report)

Education and Workforce

ScienceInsider: Arkansas scientist gets 1-year sentence in case stemming from China Initiative

ScienceInsider: NIH launches grant program aimed at closing the funding rate gap between Black and white investigators

NIH: Research project grant funding rates and PI race and ethnicity

Nature Astronomy: The representation of Blackness in Astronomy (interview with Paul Woods and Ashley Walker)

Nature: Diversity in science prizes: why is progress so slow?

Physics: Prizes are not always a win for science

The Dispatch: What happened when the university canceled a lecture by an outspoken geophysicist who had criticized DEI practices

FIRE: University of Washington rejects DEI statement proposal that threatened academic freedom

Science: As professors struggle to recruit postdocs, calls for structural change in academia intensify

Research Management

CRS: Federal R&D funding: FY2023 (report)

GAO: Export control enforcement agencies should better leverage information to target efforts involving US universities (report)

Wall Street Journal: Texas A&M’s unreported foreign funding (perspective by Neetu Arnold)

NSF: NSF selects Kellina Craig-Henderson to lead its Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate

COGR: Comments on proposed updates to NSF grant policy manual

Science and Public Policy: Research funding randomly allocated? A survey of scientists’ views on peer review and lottery (paper by Axel Philipps)

Inside Higher Education: Peer-review crisis creates problems for journals and scholars

BMC Research Notes: Is the future of peer review automated? (paper by Robert Schulz)

Undark: Why won’t academia let go of ‘publish or perish’? (perspective by Paul Sutter)

Times Higher Education: Let’s end the rocky marriage between academia and commercial publishers (perspective by Robert Kaplan)

Labs and Facilities

AURA: Continuing updates on the Contreras Fire at Kitt Peak National Observatory

New York Times: Arizona wildfire destroys observatory buildings

FRIB: First experiment at Facility for Rare Isotope Beams concludes successfully

UK Diamond Synchrotron: Diamond receives funding confirmation for the first phase of Diamond-II

ScienceInsider: Ten years after the Higgs, physicists face the nightmare of finding nothing else

Research Professional: ESS and ITER report progress despite challenges

GAO: Los Alamos National Laboratory: Contractor improving in safety and other areas but still faces challenges (report)

CSET: Map of China’s State Key Laboratory System

Computing and Communications

HPCwire: EuroHPC announces first exascale supercomputer and four other systems

Reed’s Ruminations: Cyberinfrastructure: Lots of room at the edge (perspective by Dan Reed)

Fedscoop: Pentagon shares new vision to address problems with its microelectronics supply chain

Washington Post: US probing how American electronics wound up in Russian military gear

Bloomberg: Global chip exports to Russia down 90%, BIS chief Estevez says

Wall Street Journal: Semiconductor dependency imperils American security (perspective by Graham Allison and Eric Schmidt)

Wilson Center: AI, semiconductors, and the importance of technology education for policymakers

Chicago Quantum Exchange: Chicago expands and activates quantum network, taking steps toward a secure quantum internet

SRI International: SRI International developing first-ever quantum manufacturing technology roadmap

Brookings Institution: How US policymakers can enable breakthroughs in quantum science (perspective by Michael Raymer and Saikat Guha)


Ars Technica: We got a leaked look at NASA’s future Moon missions — and likely delays

SpaceNews: China aims to bring Mars samples to Earth two years before NASA-ESA mission

JPL: NASA, partner establish new research group for Mars Sample Return program

SpaceNews: ESA and NASA to cooperate on Earth science and lunar mission

Nature: The European space mission that plans to ambush a comet

Research Professional: UK invests £30 million in space telescope to explore exoplanets

South China Morning Post: Chinese scientists want to build a powerful telescope to find dark matter

SpaceNews: Astronomers want ‘strong finish’ for SOFIA

Space Review: Learning to let go of space missions

SpaceNews: Astronomers renew concerns about Starlink satellite brightness

Physics Today: How to determine the right conditions for alien life (perspective by Abel Méndez)

New York Times: A Chinese telescope did not find an alien signal. The search continues

Weather, Climate, and Environment

NASA: NASA completes critical testing milestone for NOAA’s JPSS-2 satellite

NOAA: Keel-laying ceremony held in Louisiana for new NOAA oceanographic ship

National Academies: Machine learning and AI to advance Earth system science (report)

NASA IG: NASA’s management of the Earth Science Disasters Program (report)

Wired: It’s hard to do climate research when your glacier is melting

New York Times: Republican drive to tilt courts against climate action reaches a crucial moment

The Guardian: The 1977 White House climate memo that should have changed the world

The Wire China: With US-China tensions exacerbating the climate crisis, a new category of great-power rivalry is emerging

Chemical and Engineering News: Chemical safety board chair resigns


DOE: DOE partners with Carnegie Mellon University to launch the 2022 Global Clean Energy Action Forum

New York Times: Can carbon capture be part of the climate solution? (interview with Jennifer Wilcox)

Research Professional: UK government to retain current legal framework for fusion energy

SpaceNews: Chinese university completes space-based solar power ground test facility

NREL: Newly published marine energy standards mark the industry’s coming of age

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Molten salt reactors were trouble in the 1960s — and they remain trouble today (perspective by M. V. Ramana)

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Small modular reactors get a reality check about their waste (interview with Lindsay Krall)

E&E News: Bipartisan bill would let USGS classify uranium as critical

GAO: Critical minerals: Building on federal efforts to advance recovery and substitution could help address supply risks (report)

Metro West Daily News: Biden withdraws nomination of Framingham rep Maria Robinson to lead DOE Office of Electricity


Defense News: British $2.5 billion research push targets space sensors, hypersonic tech

Defense One: China’s ‘particle beam cannon’ is a nuclear-power breakthrough (perspective by Thomas Corbett and Peter Singer)

MITRE: Understanding and out competing China’s defense acquisition and innovation system (report)

Defense News: House lawmakers eye 70% funding boost for Pentagon’s commercial innovation hub

Aiken Standard: House Armed Services Committee chair says he supports pit production at Savannah River Site

Santa Fe New Mexican: Los Alamos lab director Thom Mason says pit production necessary for nuclear deterrence

GAO: Missile defense: Better oversight and coordination needed for counter-hypersonic development (report)

Defense News: The Defense Production Act is helping rebuild the US industrial base. Let’s keep it that way (perspective by Bill Greenwalt, et al.)


Bloomberg: Biden to unveil plan for next pandemic while seeking $88 billion in funds

Washington Post: Congressional COVID funding deal appears ‘dead’ after Republican senators accuse White House of ‘false information’

New York Times: Citing a disastrous pandemic response, an expert panel will call for an overhaul of the US public health system

New Yorker: ‘We have to get out of this phase’: Ashish Jha on the future of the pandemic

NIH: Kevin Williams selected as director of the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Science: Controversial plan brings PhD students to biotech for training

National Academies: Cutting-edge scientific capabilities for biological detection (report)

Washington Post: WHO to rename monkeypox after scientists call it ‘discriminatory’

International Affairs

Export Control Daily: US has ‘great momentum’ toward new export control regime, BIS leader says

Atlantic Council: Toward a democratic technology alliance: An innovation edge that favors freedom (report)

Science: G7: Balance security and collaboration (perspective by Harry Broadman and Chaouki Abdallah)

National Academies: Action steps for rebuilding Ukraine’s science, research, and innovation

Science: A future for Ukrainian science (perspective by Jerzy Duszynski)

Nature: Fleeing Russian researchers seek Western support (perspective by Sergei Mirkin, et al.)

University World News: Shanghai looks to university rankings to attract top talent

Science|Business: European universities under fire over work with Chinese military

Science|Business: European Research Council to introduce lump sum funding in 2024

ScienceInsider: Some countries still struggle to win EU funding despite programs to give them a leg up

38 North: North Korea’s science and technology journals: Getting to know the scholars

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