Science Policy

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


Scientists’ Engagement in Policy Through District Visits
District visits, visits to members of Congress’ local office, are an opportunity for scientists to integrate themselves in the political process without having to travel to Washington, D.C.

Posted 4/26/2019

Geoscience funding outlook for fiscal year 2020
The Administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2020 budget request throughout March, more than a month after the scheduled release date due to delays from the shutdown and finalizing the FY 2019 process.

Posted 4/22/2019

GSA’s Director for Geoscience Policy testifies at Appropriations Hearing
GSA’s Director for Geoscience Policy, Kasey White, testified in support of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies hearing held 26 February 2019.

Posted 2/28/2019

Testimony & Letters

Scientific Societies Press for FY 2020 Funding
In a recent letter, the Energy Sciences Coalition asked Congress "to provide no less than $7 billion for the DOE Office of Science in FY 2020," highlighting its "pivotal and leading role in addressing this country’s energy, national security, and environmental challenges."

On 25 October, the Coalition for National Science Funding sent a letter asking "Congress to complete the FY20 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill before the current continuing resolution expires on November 21" and "make a significant funding increase for NSF a high priority."

Posted 10/7/2019

Balance National Security Concerns with Impacts to Scientific Enterprise
GSA and 59 other science, engineering and educational organizations sent a letter that advised, "While we must be vigilant to safeguard research, we must also ensure that the U.S. remains a desirable and welcoming destination for researchers from around the world.”

Posted 9/4/2019

Statement Supporting DOE Office of Science Advisory Committees
The Energy Sciences Coalition sent a letter asking the Administration "to retain the six Federal Advisory Committees (FACs) that currently provide invaluable advice on research priorities and infrastructure investments to the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science."

Posted 7/26/2019