T he genesis of some of our nation’s greatest scientific discoveries, technological innovations, healthcare interventions and military strategies have grown from the social and behavioral sciences funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Defense (DoD),
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We write to request that you delay the implementation of a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under the Military Tuition Assistance (TA) Program. The Department of Defense has issued a deadline of January 1, 2012 for institutions of higher education to sign the MOU in order to become or remain eligible for participation in the TA program..
On behalf of the higher education associations listed below, I write to express our concerns with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Military Tuition Assistance (TA) program. The MOU was issued March 15, 2011 as the appendix to DoD Instruction 1322.25. Institutions are required to submit a signed MOU before January 1, 2012 in order to maintain eligibility to participate in the TA program next year..
How university research funded by the Department of Defense supports our men and women in uniform
Produced by the Association of American Universities, www.aau.edu, July 2010Satellite: Launching technology was the result of research funded by the Navy, the Atomic Energy Commission, and NASA, and performed at U. of Iowa and California Institute of Technology. Research for a low-cost GPS design was funded by the Air
PROVIDING SAFETY IN THE HOMEIR sensing equipment is used to detect possible fire hazards from electrical equipment, which heats up before it fails.Firefighters also use IR imaging to detect fire sources. UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSEAstronomers useinfrared imaging to detect heat-emitting objects-both invisible and visible
AAU RECOMMENDS AT LEAST A $200 MILLION INCREASE FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD) 6.1 BASIC RESEARCH IN FY11 AAU commends the continuing efforts of the Secretary of Defense to emphasize peer-reviewed basic research, particularly his multi-year basic research initiative, which is consistent with recommendations made by the National Academies’ report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm. The Secretary’s initiative calls for an increase in Defense 6.1 basic research of $1 billion over five years, FY09-13. AAU also supports added funding for 6.2 applied research and other Defense science and technology (S&T) programs.
Dear Chairman Inouye: The members of the Task Force on American Innovation, a coalition of companies, universities and scientific societies committed to increasing the federal investment in scientific research, urge your strong support for scientific research in the final FY 2010 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Defense Education Program (NDEP), and basic (6.1) research at least at the levels included in the House-passed bill. The House levels would bring these programs up to, or closer to, the levels requested by the Administrations.
Dear Chairman, On behalf of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), whose combined memberships include most of the major public and private research universities in the United States, we write in support of the Defense 6.1 basic research program, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the National Defense Education Program (NDEP). We respectfully request that you provide funding for 6.1 basic research, DARPA, and NDEP at least at the levels included in the House-passed bill.
“At such a difficult moment, there are those who say we cannot afford to invest in science. That support for research is somehow a luxury at a moment defined by necessities. I fundamentally disagree. Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment, and our quality of life than it
1989Hologram Authentication1987 Laser EyeSurgery1974Bar Code Scanner1982CD Player1969 Laser PrinterExamples of Laser Applications1970Fiber Optic Communications1964 Laser Guided WeaponsCritics dubbed the laser “a solution looking for a problem.” In fact, it took years for many potential uses of the laser to be recognize
Other responses to Sputnik: Science and math received greater emphasis in public education at all levels. College enrollment in science and engineering disciplines increased dramatically nationwide. Funding for both the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grew dramatic
Department of Defense Science & Technology Program: Last May, I provided to you a background paper that outlined key current and historical issues relevant to the department of Defense's Science and Technology program (Tab B).
Dear Chairman Levin and Ranking Member McCain: We are writing to support the proposed National Defense Education Program (NDEP) authorization and urge you to seek at least an additional $45 million for the University Research Initiatives (URI) basic research programs in the Department of Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2008
FY2007 House Floor FY2007 Senate Floor FY2007 Conference $ Change % Change $ Change % Change $ Change % Change Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (RDT&E) $ 71,152.2 $ 73,156.0 $ 74,064.6 $ 74,209.2 $ 908.6 1.2% $ 1,053.2 1.4% Science & Technology (6.1, 6.2, 6.3) $ 13,241.5 $ 11,083.1 $ 11,735.6 $ 11,514.0 $ 652.
On behalf of the 60 leading U.S. research universities represented by AAU, I thank the Senate for approving the bipartisan education and basic research amendment to the FY07 defense authorization bill authored by Senators Kennedy and Collins and cosponsored by 21 of their colleagues. It is my hope that the House will agree to this provision and that it will be confirmed in the appropriations process.
FY2005 Defense Authorization FY2005 Senate FY2005 House FY2005 Conference $ Change % Change $ Change % Change $ Change % Change Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (R,D,T&E) 67,772.3 68,608.7 68,090.4 66,497.8 836.4 1.2% 318.1 0.5% -1,274.5 -1.9% Science and Technology (6.1,6.2,6.3) 10,550.3 11,012.4 11,067.7 11,
Dear Senators Santorum and Bingaman: On behalf of the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the National Association of State Universities & Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), we write to thank you for your colloquy before the Senate on June 17 during consideration of the Defense Authorization bill.
Mr. Chairman, thank you very much for the opportunity to address this distinguished committee. As most of you know much better than I, the fundamental concept that research universities should play a key role in national security goes back over half a century. It was the vision of Vannevar Bush, a former MIT professor and Dean, that our national security and well-being would best be served by continual advance toward the endless frontier of science and technology, and that federal support was important to fuel that advance. Although this vision has evolved to some extent, its essentials remain relatively unchanged.
Cornelius W. Sullivan Vice Provost for Research University of Southern California Presentation before the National Research Council Basic Research Committee May 6, 2004The 21st Century Research University USCs draft strategic plan contains the following assertions about a 21st Century Research University: Must de
1 Trends in DOD Basic Research Support R.J. Trew ECE Department North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC ECE Department2 DoD Support for Basic Research • 1946, Office of Naval Research (ONR) established by Vice Admiral Harold Bowen to “support advanced research in nuclear physics and other topics of interest to the
FY2003 FY2004 House FY2004 Senate $ Change % Change $ Change % Change $ Change % Change Research, Development, Test, & Evaluation (R,D,T&E) 56,777.4 61,826.7 62,685.0 63,121.0 5049.3 8.9% 5,907.6 10.4% 6,343.6 11.2% Science and Technology (6.1,6.2,6.3) 10,384.7 10,231.2 10,894.0 10,705.0 -153.5 -1.5% 509.3 4.9% 320.3 3
AAU Association of American Universities NASULGC National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges September 2, 2003 The Honorable Ted Stevens The Honorable Daniel Inouye Chairman Ranking Member Appropriations Subcommittee Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on Defense SD-119 Dirksen Senate Office B
Dear Chairman Stevens: As you move to mark-up the Senate Defense Appropriations Bill, I write on behalf of the Associations of American Universities, which represents 60 leading public and private research universities in the U.S., to thank you again for your continued strong support for defense Science and Technology (S&T) programs. I also write to make you aware of the Senate Armed Services Committee's view concerning an issue I mentioned in my previous letter to you concerning FY2004 appropriations. The issue is the Administration's budget proposal to transfer certain defense S&T programs, particularly the University Research Initiative (URI), from the office of Secretary of Defense to individual services.
FY2003 Defense Authorization FY2003 Defense Authorization (Rounded in Millions of Dollars) Updated November 25, 2002 Bill #: HR 4546 House Report #: 107-436 Senate Report #: Conference Report #: 107-772 Public Law #: FY2002 Final FY2003 Budget Request FY2003 Conference (11/13/02) Research, Development, Test, & Evaluati
FY2002 Defense Authorization FY2002 Defense Authorization (Rounded in Millions of Dollars) Updated January 2, 2002 Bill #: HR 2586/S1438 House Report #: 107-194; 107-218 (Additional House Report issued on Sept. 25) Senate Report #: 107-62 Conference Report #: 107-333 Public Law #: PL FY2001 Final FY2002 Budget Request
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