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Computer Science and America’s Priorities

February 23rd, 2010 / in Uncategorized / by Ed Lazowska

Jeannette Wing, Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation, addressed the CRA Computing Leadership Summit in Washington DC on February 22.

Wing noted that NSF’s CISE and ENG Directorates fared particularly well in the President’s FY2011 budget request.  She attributed this to two factors:

  • These fields drive innovation that creates jobs and increases America’s competitiveness.
  • These fields are closely aligned with the Administration’s four science and technology budget priorities:
  • Applying science and technology strategies to drive economic recovery, job creation, and economic growth;
  • Promoting innovative energy technologies to reduce dependence on energy imports and mitigate the impact of climate change, while creating green jobs and new businesses;
  • Applying biomedical science and information technology to help Americans live longer, healthier lives while reducing health care costs; and
  • Assuring we have the technologies needed to protect our troops, citizens, and national interests, including those needed to verify arms control and nonproliferation agreements essential to our security.

Read the President’s science and technology budget priorities memorandum here. See the President’s FY2011 NSF budget request here.

Computer Science and America’s Priorities

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