Dear Colleagues,
  The DOE's Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee (BESAC)
met June 6-7. The presentations can be found online at:

Although not directly addressing the ILC, many of the presentations
by senior DOE officials provide an interesting perspective on 
the budget process. In particular:

News from the Office of Basic Energy Sciences   Patricia Dehmer, BES

News from the Office of Science                   Raymond Orbach, SC

Perspective on Science Funding and Budgeting from the Office of Management and Budget
 Joel Parriot, OMB

Norman Graf