- Dr. Marcia McNutt, director of the United State Geological Survey, will step down from her post on 15 February. During her tenure, McNutt oversaw the reorganization of the agency and played an active role in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
- Beginning on 18 March 2013, all investigators funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will be required to submit their annual, final, and interim project reports in Research.gov. In preparation for the change, NSF recommends that investigators stop using FastLane, the existing reporting system, on 1 February 2013. More information about the change is available at http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2013/nsf13041/nsf13041.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click.
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