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DC Dispatch - April 1, 2016

White House Holds Water Innovation Summit The White House recently held a water innovation summit: as a response to water challenges “facing communities and regions across the United States, impacting millions of lives and costing billions of dollars in damages.” From the press release...
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DC Dispatch - April 15, 2016

Defend Trade Secrets Act Passes Senate The Senate has now passed: a bill that “amends the federal criminal code to create a private civil cause of action for trade secret misappropriation.” The Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890) “authorizes a trade secret owner to file a civil...
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DC Dispatch - April 21, 2017

Tech Transfer Society Call for Papers The Technology Transfer Society (T2S) will hold : its next annual conference in Washington, DC, November 2-4, 2017. There is no link yet on their website for the event, but below is a selected list of topics and relevant dates from their initial “Call for...
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DC Dispatch - August 19, 2016

Status of R&D Budget (As of the summer recess) Congress went on their annual summer recess in late July: still having “a long way to go to wrap up FY 2017 appropriations.” As summarized by AAAS , “[N]one of the twelve annual spending bills have yet been signed into law, and...
DC Dispatch - August 30, 2017
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DC Dispatch - August 30, 2017

FY 2018 S&T Budget Status With Congress on summer recess, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has provided a status of where we are on the current (FY 2018) science and technology (S&T) budget process. From its August 1 post , “[W]ith the House heading into the...
DC Dispatch - August 9, 2017
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DC Dispatch - August 9, 2017

(Another) House Science Committee Hearing on R&D (on Energy Innovation and Tech Commercialization) The House Science, Space and Technology (SST) Committee recently held a hearing on Energy Innovation – Letting Technology Lead (see link for video, charter and witness list) in its ongoing...
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DC Dispatch - December 2, 2016

More Presidential Advice (Here – innovation, productivity, competitiveness) ITIF has re-released : a revised list of recommendations it describes as “a set of actionable proposals to spur innovation, productivity, and competitiveness that the Trump administration can accomplish in its...
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DC Dispatch - December 22, 2016

American Innovation and Competitiveness Act Passed (Sent to the President – Some language on tech commercialization) The Senate and House have now passed : the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (S. 3084) and it should be on its way to the President’s desk for signature (...
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DC Dispatch - December 23, 2015

FY 2016 Spending Bill Now Law (Initial reports are generally positive for S&T) The Congress passed and the President signed into law : H.R. 2029, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 late last week. AAAS has an agency-by-agency ‘initial’ perspective on what the related budget...
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DC Dispatch - December 4, 2015

NIST Releases 2013 Federal Tech Transfer Report (Includes new metrics) NIST has recently released : the 2013 edition of the Federal Lab Tech Transfer Summary Report to Congress . From the press release , “[T]he government-wide results include both quantitative measures (e.g., number of...

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