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

Articles

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

Statement in Support of DOE Office of Science Infrastructure Investments
The Energy Sciences Coalition sent a letter to congressional leaders that "strongly encourages Congress to include an investment in the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science’s research infrastructure as part of any larger infrastructure bill."

Posted 7/22/2019

Letter Supporting Securing American Science and Technology Act (SASTA)
GSA and other scientific organizations thanked Members of Congress for working in a bipartisan manner to protect "American innovation from security threats to the U.S. research enterprise."

Posted 7/15/2019

Concerns Raised about USGS Conference Policy
GSA joined members of the USGS Coalition to highlight how scientific conferences "promote collaborations between federal scientists and those in private industry and academia, provide for rapid dissemination of federally funded research results, and provide high quality professional development for the next generation of scientists and engineers."

Posted 4/18/2019