The New York Times (10/1, Gorman, Subscription Publication) reports the Obama Administration has recruited a number of new Federal agencies as well as universities, foundations and businesses to help pursue it’s goals associated with the BRAIN Initiative, which the president started in 2013. “For 2015, the Administration has asked for $200 million for all the agencies involved. The National Institutes of Health, part of the initiative, has proposed a $4.5 billion, 12-year program as part of the overall effort.”
Other companies and agencies involved include “Google, General Electric, companies involved in optics and other technologies, several universities and the Simons Foundation” along with the Food and Drug Administration and the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.
— “More Groups Join Project on the Brain,” James Gorman, New York Times, September 30, 2014.