NSF’s Board Fights Back Against Threat of Tighter Legislative Control

[Updated (4/24/2014, 7:02 p.m.) with a response from Representative Smith to the NSF statement.]

The governing board of the National Science Foundation spoke out on Thursday against a Congressional proposal to limit its grant-writing authority, saying the changes would needlessly hinder scientific research.

The National Science Board, in a rare public response to a piece of pending legislation, said in a