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As Sequester Nears, OSA Organizes ‘Week of Action’

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2013 — With across-the-board federal spending cuts — known as the sequester — set to take effect March 1, The Optical Society (OSA) announced Monday that it will organize a "week of action" for the scientific community. Under the sequester, US agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy's Office of Science stand to face hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts, which would result in layoffs, fewer research grants, and the elimination of much-needed facility upgrades in national labs. OSA said it...Read full article

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