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NASA announces $500 million rocket contract

Boeing team to construct upper stage of Ares I rocket to be used in sending astronauts back to the moon.

FAA to award contract to upgrade air traffic system

GPS-based system has proved to be “truly amazing” in tests in Alaska, commuter airline president says.

Playing Defense

Air Force rethinks its space defense options; thoughts of President Harry Truman still resonate.

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.

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