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Archive for March, 2015

25 Mar 2015

NSC Alliance Testimony Asks Congress to Support Funding for NSF

On March 20, 2015, the NSC Alliance provided testimony to the United States Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations.  NSC Alliance expressed support for the Administration’s fiscal year 2016 budget request which, if enacted, would provide $7.724 billion to the U.S. National Science Foundation.

06 Mar 2015

NSC Alliance Asks OMB to Deny DOI Proposal

On 5 March 2015, the NSC Alliance joined other members of the natural science collections community in asking the White House Office of Management and Budget to deny or delay the Department of the Interior’s request to require non-federal collections to comply with a new information request.  Although the NSC Alliance recognizes and appreciates the Department’s need for information about its collections, the proposed request seems burdensome.  The NSC Alliance also expressed its concern that the proposal appears to have been developed without any consultation from the institutions from which the information is sought.

The NSC Alliance comments may be viewed here.