A Snapshot of the Federal Policy Landscape for the AMS Community

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Monday, 5 January 2015: 2:30 PM
226C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Shali Mohleji, AMS, Washington, DC

This panel will introduce the federal policy landscape as related to the AMS community. The session will represent perspectives from both the Executive and Legislative branches and the role of the AMS Policy Program in the policy setting. The panelists will cover timely issues by discussing the 2014 activities and priorities of the Administration and Congress. Talks will include Congressional activity as experienced by the 2014-2015 AMS Congressional Science Fellow, pending legislation and relevant hearings in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, the FY15-16 federal budget outlook, and the Administration's National Plan for Civil Earth Observations.