- President’s FY2019 Budget is released. With the recent budget deal, the Administration added more money to federal science agencies, but some science programs would still see massive cuts under this proposal. Get more details and what it means for science here.
- AGU member Dr. Neil Jacobs was confirmed unanimously as Assistant Secretary at NOAA for Environmental Observation and Prediction To learn more, watch his confirmation hearing with the Senate Commerce Committee, see his committee questionnaire in which he describes his vision for NOAA, and his responses to questions for the record following the hearing. (15 Feb 2018)
- After a second government shutdown, Congress passes its fifth short-term spending bill and budget deal, which provides more funding for non-defense discretionary (includes federal science agencies). Congress now has until 23 March to pass a FY2018 spending agreement. Learn more here. (8 Feb 2018)
- The second Earth science decadal survey, Thriving on Our Changing Planet is released by the National Academies. Here’s a good recap of the press release event, including Q&A, with the co-chairs of the study committee.