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.
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Chips could become fast and reliable enough to allow the electronic issuance of visas in five years.
Office is asking universities to work on finding shielded material, detecting material at greater distances, miniaturizing detectors and improving analysis.
Agreement will be worth more than $1 billion, but accelerated schedule and large scope prompt concerns about manageability.
Standards for health technology should be developed outside the political process, Mike Leavitt says.
Senators express concern about "lagging progress, as well as the recurring costs of the conversion" to narrowband operations.
Environmental Protection Agency would be the biggest benefactor; it is slated to receive more than $770 million for science and technology efforts.
Labor and consumer advocacy groups say proposed spin-off would lack accountability and transparency.
An entity aimed at fighting improvised explosive devices might be too big for its own good.
Report says spending through Alliant vehicle may be only $7.5 billion, well short of its $50 billion ceiling.