Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

AAAS Report XXXII: Research and Development F Y 2008

Academic journal article Research-Technology Management

AAAS Report XXXII: Research and Development F Y 2008

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AAAS Report XXXII: Research and Development F Y 2008; Intersociety Working Group, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC; 2007; AAAS Pub, No. 07-1A; $19.95 ($15.96 for AAAS members). Available online at www.aaas.org/spp/rd/rd08main.htm or from AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Programs, 1200 New York Ave., #823, Washington, DC 20005 (add $4.00 per copy shipping and handling).

This is the 32nd in the annual series of comprehensive analyses of R&D in the proposed U.S. federal budget for the coming fiscal year. Produced in collaboration with nearly 20 science and engineering associations, it includes more than 30 tables and 25 chapters on R&D by agency, theme and discipline.

The report finds that President Bush's proposed budget for FY 2008 continues the American Competitiveness Initiative (ACI) plan introduced last year to boost federal investments in physical sciences research for three key federal agencies. The budget also continues to highlight weapons development and spacecraft development. But as in previous budgets, increases for the federal R&D investment in these areas "would be more than offset by cuts in other research programs, casualties of the Administration's commitment to rein in the federal budget deficit primarily through cuts in domestic spending." Among the report's highlights:

* The proposed federal R&D portfolio in FY 2008 is $143.0 billion, 1.3 percent or $1. …

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