Measures would provide about $1.9 billion for VA technology systems, with funding largely targeted toward electronic medical records.
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Changes are aimed at making the examination process more efficient; Patent and Trademark Office has a backlog of more than a million pending applications.
Senate boosts resources for buying and deploying unmanned aerial vehicles; House wants assurance drones are more effective than other options.
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.
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.