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Gore Presents Plan to Spend $366 Million

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Science  29 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5402, pp. 613-614
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5402.613a

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA-- Speaking here at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (publisher of Science), Vice President Al Gore unveiled details of an initiative that would add $366 million to the $1.5 billion already in the federal budget this year for information sciences, a 28% increase. Next week the Administration will submit the proposal--dubbed Information Technology for the Twenty-First Century, or IT--to Congress as part of its fiscal year 2000 budget proposal. Gore's preview was part of a deliberate series of leaks designed to highlight key initiatives in the president's budget (also see p. 611).

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