We advance Northeastern’s mission by working strategically with government to secure federal research funding, shape federal and state policy, and expand our impact globally.
Impact Through Research
Research That Solves Global Challenges
Northeastern’s research translates discoveries into solutions. We focus on health, security, and sustainability, while working in close partnership with industry, academia, and government.
In the face of climate change and rising sea levels, faculty are leading the worldwide effort to protect marine environments, manage development, and promote resilience, particularly in coastal cities and communities.
The Case for Lifelong Learning
Northeastern has made lifelong learning central to its mission. With more than a century’s experience forging learning partnerships with employers, we are attuned to the rapidly changing workplace. We evolve our educational programs to meet the needs of learners, whatever their stage of life or career.
Defense Research to Support Our Armed Forces
National and global security are top research priorities at Northeastern. Our faculty work with all branches of the U.S. military to advance cybersecurity and develop new materials and technologies, including unmanned aerial vehicle systems.
Northeastern urges Congress to take up comprehensive infrastructure legislation, a rare opportunity for bipartisan collaboration. The moment calls for bold, innovative thinking about ways to make our infrastructure—and our society—more resilient.
News and Updates
Trump FY2021 Budget Release Update
The Trump Administration released its annual budget recommendation. In general, the budget is inconsistent with the two-year budget deal signed into law last year. It calls for $740.5 billion for defense (2.5% increase).
Federal Budget Deal Update
This week Congress finally passed the funding bills for remainder of the current fiscal year, which runs through September 2020. The President is expected to sign the bills shortly. This is a surprising holiday gift given the partisanship on Capitol Hill these days.
Federal Budget Update November 2019
Last evening President Trump signed a short-term stopgap funding deal to keep the federal government open until December 20th.
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