The government shutdown, now in its third week, has had considerable impacts on the world of science, beyond the science activities that federal agencies perform themselves.
FierceGovernment spoke with Matt Hourihan of the American Association for the Advancement of Science about the challenges facing scientists and researchers as a result of the shutdown and the overall fiscal climate. Hourihan is the director of the R&D Budget and Policy Program at AAAS, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that works globally to advocate for science.
FierceGovernment: Could you give me a sense of the ways in which the science community is reliant on there being a functional federal government?
Read more: Q&A: AAAS's Matt Hourihan on the shutdown and science funding - FierceGovernment http://www.fiercegovernment.com/story/qa-aaass-matt-hourihan-shutdown-and-science-funding/2013-10-16#ixzz2hvqq77Vy
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