order to fund a $54B increase in FY2018 defense spending,
the White House is proposing offsetting cuts in federal
domestic discretionary spending that would have a severe
impact on important federal R&D programs if implemented.
IEEE-USA strongly recommends sustained, balanced support for
research in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics. IEEE-USA supports federal investments in
both civilian and defense R&D, as well as policies designed
to enhance the effectiveness of research expenditures,
promote entrepreneurship and innovation, and help develop
the skilled STEM workforce needed to ensure continued U.S.
competitiveness, quality of life, and security.
New and Notable
Trump Administration’s Proposal Would Make Historically Large
Spending Reductions for Science and Technology Funding
(AAAS Analysis of FY 2018 Science Budget)
White House FY2018
Science Committee Releases "Views and Estimates" on FY 2017 R&D
Budget (IEEE-USA Insight, 17 March 2017)
Trump's Cuts to Federal Science Funding Will Mean Less Industry
R&D, Not More (IITF, 17 March 2017)
First Trump Budget Proposes Massive Cuts to Several Science
Agencies (AAAS, 16 March 2017)
Trump Seeks Dramatic Funding Cuts to Science (AIP, 16 March
Trump Science Budget: Agency-by-Agency Analysis (AIP,
16 March 2017)
Related IEEE-USA and IEEE Policy Communications
R&D Budget and Policy Program (S&T Budget Analysis)
Take Action Now:
Plan to Participate in Congressional Visits Day
Scheduled for 25-26 April in Washington, DC, CVD is an annual
two-day event that brings STEM professionals to Washington to
raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and
Achieving Greater Value from the Federal Laboratory Enterprise (Oct.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (Feb.
Department of Defense S&T (Nov.
Enhancing Coordination of Federal, Regional, State and Local Innovation
Federal Support for Fundamental Research (June
Maintaining U.S. Leadership in Innovation and Competitiveness (Nov.
Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
U.S. High-Value Job Growth Through Manufacturing Innovation (Sept.
America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again