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Government Sites - Science
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. This type of support:
Is a primary driver of the U.S. economy.
Enhances the nation's security.
Advances knowledge to sustain global leadership.-NSF
Science.gov USA.gov for Science-goverment science portal
"Your gateway to U.S. Federal Science"- Science.gov/ database.