News FocusNational Science Foundation

Congress Puts the Squeeze on NSF's Oversight Board

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  04 Oct 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5591, pp. 42-43
DOI: 10.1126/science.298.5591.42

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution


The National Science Board is walking a political tightrope in a dispute between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Congress over managing the growing foundation. Legislators want the board to more aggressively oversee NSF, and the House has already approved some proposed changes. NSF director Rita Colwell is adamantly opposed to these ideas, however, on grounds that the status quo has served the process well.