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Proposals for Homeland Security include similar science, tech figures

The congressional proposals for funding of science and technology initiatives for the Homeland Security Department in fiscal 2004 are largely aligned, according to the Appropriations Committee reports from the House and Senate. The House version of the bill, H.R. 2555, would provide $900.4 million for science and technology, including $35 million for university-based centers of excellence and other university and fellowship programs, and $60 million for the research, development, testing and evaluation of an anti-missile device for commercial aircraft. The Senate version would allocate $866 million for science and technology, including $55 million for university programs, $18 million for cybersecurity and $72 million for programs to protect critical infrastructures like telecommunications networks. Full Story

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