U.S. Code, Title 15, Commerce and Trade

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§ 5521. National Science Foundation Activities

(a) General responsibilities

     As part of the Program described in subchapter I of this chapter—

     (1) the National Science Foundation shall provide computing and networking infrastructure support for all science and engineering disciplines, and support basic research and human resource development in all aspects of high-performance computing and advanced high-speed computer networking;

     (2) to the extent that colleges, universities, and libraries cannot connect to the Network with the assistance of the private sector, the National Science Foundation shall have primary responsibility for assisting colleges, universities, and libraries to connect to the Network;

     (3) the National Science Foundation shall serve as the primary source of information on access to and use of the Network; and

     (4) the National Science Foundation shall upgrade the National Science Foundation funded network, assist regional networks to upgrade their capabilities, and provide other Federal departments and agencies the opportunity to connect to the National Science Foundation funded network.

(b) Authorization of appropriations

     From sums otherwise authorized to be appropriated, there are authorized to be appropriated to the National Science Foundation for the purposes of the Program $213,000,000 for fiscal year 1992; $262,000,000 for fiscal year 1993; $305,000,000 for fiscal year 1994; $354,000,000 for fiscal year 1995; and $413,000,000 for fiscal year 1996.

(Pub. L. 102–194, title II, § 201, Dec. 9, 1991, 105 Stat. 1599.)

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