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  • Alan Kotok , , ,

    Federal Agencies Encouraged to Offer Grand Challenges and Prize Contests

    An Office of Management and Budget (OMB) memo last week gave federal agencies the green light to use more grand challenges and prizes to spur innovation. The memo, signed by Jeffrey D. Zients, OMB’s Deputy Director for Management, points out that agencies with funds for grants can use that funding and authority to sponsor grand… Read More
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    Goodbye Columbus

    The 2010 fiscal year begins on 1 October–and among the cuts the federal government’s 2010 budget, announced on Thursday, is $1 million the Obama Administration decided not to spend on the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation (CCFF), an organization established to recognize the accomplishments of researchers and science students an… Read More