According to an NSF SBE Document, the 15.5% increase for NCSES would allow NCSES to "close a growing gap in its national estimates for research and development funding and performance by developing and implementing a survey of nonprofit organizations. It will also expand the scope of administrative records sources being considered to augment the full suite of its existing surveys and proceed with a pilot project establishing collaboration between several federal agencies to assess the feasibility of using agencies’ administrative records to measure research and development activity. NCSES will test new measures in the Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) that address data gaps related to understanding the relationship between federal support for graduate education and outcomes, such as employment; increase the frequency of the Survey of State Government Research and Development; and develop and test effective data collection strategies for the nascent Microbusiness Innovation Science and Technology Survey (MIST)."
Like in past years, I will also be tracking the FY14 budget developments. Watch the second bullet at the ASA Support of Federal Statistical System webpage.
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Statistical Agency abbreviations
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis
BJS Bureau of Justice Statistics
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics
BTS Bureau of Transportation Statistics
ERS Economic Research Service
EIA Energy Information Administration
NASS National Agricultural Statistics Service
NCES National Center for Education Statistics
NCHS National Center for Health Statistics
NCSES National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, NSF
ORES Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, SSA
SOI Statistics of Income Division, IRS