Where's France Córdova? In the Washington hot seat

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Science  30 May 2014:
Vol. 344, Issue 6187, pp. 959-961
DOI: 10.1126/science.344.6187.959

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France Córdova takes over the National Science Foundation with a strong belief in the value of personal connections. That tenet will be sorely tested in the months to come as she seeks to end an increasingly tense standoff with a key congressional committee over controversial legislation affecting the $7 billion research agency.