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DC Dispatch - February 10, 2017
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DC Dispatch - February 10, 2017

House Passes Comprehensive Energy Science Bill The House has recently passed : a comprehensive energy policy and innovation bill. From the press release “[T]he U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved the Department of Energy Research and Innovation Act ( HR 589 ), introduced...
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DC Dispatch - February 19, 2016

President Releases 2017 Budget Request (Focus on the R&D Budget – and Lab-to-Market language) The President released : the proposed FY 2017 budget on February 10, including what’s come to be known as the R&D Budget component. OSTP has provided several documents highlighting the...
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DC Dispatch - February 28, 2017

FY 2018 Budget On The Way The Trump Administration has signaled : its budgetary intent for FY 2018 (with release of top line priorities on Feb 27). The specific details are to be worked out later, when a ‘blueprint for the budget’ is released in March and the full budget released...
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DC Dispatch - February 5, 2016

NSF Science and Engineering Indicators 2016 NSF has released : its biennial National Science and Engineering Indicators Report (2016), which “provides a broad base of high-quality quantitative data about the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise.” From the press...
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DC Dispatch - January 13, 2017

Update: COMPETES Reauthorization and NDAA (Both Now Law) President Obama signed into law : several bills in the last days of his administration with potential implications for tech transfer (broadly or narrowly defined). From an AIP blurb , “[D]uring its lame duck session following the...
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DC Dispatch - January 22, 2016

Congressional Request to NIH ‘March-In’ Guidelines Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and 50 colleagues have requested : that NIH utilize its Bayh-Dole ‘march-in’ rights as a tool to address rising drug costs (see press release here). From their letter to Secretary Burwell (...
DC Dispatch - January 27, 2017
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DC Dispatch - January 27, 2017

House Introduces Several S&T Bills at Start of Session With the new Congressional session only a few days old : the House has (re)introduced several S&T bills. As noted by SSTI , “[T]he U. S. House of Representatives wasted no time at the start of the new Congress, passing seven bills...
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DC Dispatch - January 8, 2016

GAO on Use of ‘Other Transaction Authority’ Federal Acquisitions: Use of 'Other Transaction' Agreements Limited and Mostly for Research and Development Activities “describes (1) which agencies are authorized to use other transaction agreements and the extent to which agencies have...
DC Dispatch - July 14, 2017
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DC Dispatch - July 14, 2017

Broad Energy Policy Bill (Re)Introduced in the Senate (Includes earlier language on tech transfer) Senators Murkowski (R-AK) and Cantwell (D-WA) reintroduced legislation that is a “successor to their broad, bipartisan legislation from the previous Congress and was placed directly on the Senate...
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DC Dispatch - July 15, 2016

Notice of Proposed Rule Making – Personnel Exchanges NIST is seeking comments: on “proposed regulations intended to foster the exchange of scientific and technical personnel among academia, industry, including particularly small businesses, and Federal laboratories.” From the...

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