Welcome to the New FYI
We’re excited to reveal the next step in the evolution of FYI: a completely new digital experience designed to help you explore science policy issues that matter to you.
We’ve overhauled our budget and legislation tracking tools, and we’ve created extensive links between our variety of content types to help you discover relevant information more quickly.
Our brand-new Agency Pages assemble streams of data and journalism from across our site that is related to specific agencies. We encourage you to bookmark the pages that correspond to the agencies you care about most.
Our Budget Tracker now includes interactive data visualizations that will help you see the big picture before drilling for details. The tracker is also much more capable of displaying historical budget information and showing you trends in science funding. Initially the tracker will display data back to 2017, but we plan to extend our data window further back in time.
We’ve added new filters to our Bill Tracker that enable you to quickly identify major proposals progressing through Congress as well as ones that have become law. We’ve also connected the tracker to Congress.gov , allowing us to provide daily updates to bill actions and tap into new data streams. New bill sponsor pages will help you identify proposals that individual lawmakers care about most. Although most bills never become law, they are important barometers of policymaker opinion and often foreshadow major policy shifts.
This upgrade to FYI is part of a broader transformation underway at the American Institute of Physics. In the coming months, more units of AIP will move to the new platform, presenting new opportunities to draw connections to our programs in history, education, statistical research, and more.
It is a historic time in science policy, and we hope our tools will help you stay up to speed.