Science in the FY09 omnibus

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Peter Harsha over at the CRA’s Policy Blog has a detailed summary on science funding in the budget omnibus including funding for the agencies that traditionally pour big bucks in supercomputing in the United States. The bill has passed the house and is now in the senate.

Included in the omnibus are appropriations for a number of key science agencies — appropriations that contain some significant increases for those agencies compared to their FY 2008 levels and that might signal Congress is finally getting serious about appropriating the increases for science authorized by the America COMPETES Act way back in August 2007.

The post is too packed with good info to meaningfully excerpt; just take a look for yourself.