The President’s NSF budget request for 2007 contains some good news. The NSF Office of Cyberinfrastructure is slated for a $55 million increase and cybinfrastructure R&D is slated for a 15% increase over the previous budget, which sends a strong message, especially considering the overall budget increase is only 7.9%. Visit NSF’s official budget site for full details or a summary can be found here. Also check out the Computing Research Policy Blog for a brief analysis of the budget.
The budget is good but how much of it Congress cuts remains to be seen.