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NIST Acting Director Turner Testifies on FY 2009 Budget Request

From NIST Tech Beat: March 18, 2008

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Contact: Michael Baum

On March 11, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Acting Director James Turner testified before the committees of the Senate and House on the President’s proposed FY 2009 budget.

Turner’s testimony to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation was on the proposed fiscal 2009 budget for basic U.S. research in science and technology, including the budgets for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation, as well as interagency science programs addressing climate change, nanotechnology and information technology.

His testimony before the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation concerned NIST’s FY 2009 budget request and was titled “What are the Right Technology Investments to Promote U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness?”

Copies of Turner’s prepared states are available from NIST’s Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs.

James W. Serum, president of SciTek Ventures and chair of the NIST Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), the agency’s primary private-sector advisory group, also testified before before the House committee on  NIST's budget request. Serum's prepared testimony is available on the VCAT Web site, www.nist.gov/director/vcat/.