Sequestration Keeps Agencies Guessing

Annie Lowrey reports in the New York Times that the budget breakdown is also creating problems outside of Washington. She interviewed Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, who called 2013 the “darkest ever” year for his agency.

“Continuing resolutions discourage you from trying something new and bold,” he said. “You’re supposed to tread water. And science is very badly served by that tread-water message.”