The Committee will explore the importance of basic research to U.S. competitiveness. The hearing will examine research and development budgets at agencies in the Committee’s jurisdiction, particularly the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), as well as interagency science programs addressing climate change, nanotechnology, and information technology.
Witness Panel 1
Dr. John Marburger IIIDirectorOffice of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
Dr. James M. TurnerActing DirectorNational Institute of Standards and Technology
Dr. Arden L. Bement Jr.DirectorNational Science Foundation