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Millions in NOAA funds would cover tech, research projects

Largest increases in House bill would go to oceans and climate research, with $6 million reserved for a specific climate-change study.

Lawmakers want tech updates at State Department

Total money available for IT modernization at the agency in fiscal 2008 could be about $304 million.

Appropriations bills eye tech improvements at VA

Measures would provide about $1.9 billion for VA technology systems, with funding largely targeted toward electronic medical records.

New rules for patent reviews get mixed reception

Changes are aimed at making the examination process more efficient; Patent and Trademark Office has a backlog of more than a million pending applications.

Chambers split over use of drones on the border

Senate boosts resources for buying and deploying unmanned aerial vehicles; House wants assurance drones are more effective than other options.

What’s Brewin’: Clear as Mud

The Pentagon spends hundreds of billions of dollars on contracts, but it’s getting harder and harder to tell exactly how that money is spent.

An eye toward a future with electronic passports

Chips could become fast and reliable enough to allow the electronic issuance of visas in five years.

DHS aims to spur innovation in radiation detection

Office is asking universities to work on finding shielded material, detecting material at greater distances, miniaturizing detectors and improving analysis.

Members of surveillance and reconnaissance division provide intel to operations chief during an exercise.

Air Force plans huge follow-on contract for intelligence IT

Agreement will be worth more than $1 billion, but accelerated schedule and large scope prompt concerns about manageability.

HHS secretary pushes new health IT advisory panel

Standards for health technology should be developed outside the political process, Mike Leavitt says.