Science Policy

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Position Statements

Read GSA's position statements on geoscience, education, data, and professional issues.


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Events & Briefings

Landslide Science: Nation Wide Risk Reduction Applications
The Congressional Hazards Caucus and Hazards Caucus Alliance are holding a congressional briefing on landslide risks and mitigation on Friday, 7 June 2019.

Posted 6/6/2019

Register by 29 April for the 25th Annual CNSF Exhibition & Reception taking place on Tuesday, 30 April 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Posted 3/26/2019

Put Your Science Into Action at the Geoscience and Society Summit
Cosponsored by GSA, the Geoscience and Society Summit will create a forum using scientific information to tackle global and local challenges around sustainability of natural resources and systems, global health, and resilience.

Posted 1/28/2019


Sliding through Congress: The National Landslide Preparedness Act becomes Law
The National Landslide Preparedness Act became law in January, authorizing funds for a National Landslide Hazards Reduction Program and a national 3D elevation program.

Posted 1/13/2021

Coasting to the Finish Line: Congress passes the Digital Coast Act
To better protect U.S. coastal inhabitants and mitigate some of the risks posed by coastal hazards, Congress recently passed the Digital Coast Act.

Posted 12/9/2020

Knowledge, Persistence, and Trust: My Congressionally Inspired Roadmap to a Successful 2020
Working in government in 2020 was a great gift because it forced me to strip down every bell, whistle, frill, or perk that would usually come with the job and focus solely on the reason to do the job in the first place: to use the power of the people to improve lives.

Posted 12/1/2020

Testimony & Letters

Science Priorities for Transition Teams
GSA joined leading scientific societies and universities to make science policy recommendations to President-elect Biden and the transition team (read: NSF, DOE Office of Science, NASA ).

Posted 12/21/2020

Scientific Societies Push for FY21 Funding
GSA signed letters asking Congress to provide meaningful increases for federal science agencies, including the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy Office of Science, in the final fiscal year 2021 spending bills.

Posted 12/3/2020

GSA Thanks "Saving the Civil Service Act” Sponsors
GSA signed a letter thanking House members for introducing the “Saving the Civil Service Act” to reverse the “Executive Order on Creating Schedule F in the Excepted Service.”

Posted 11/13/2020