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Science  05 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5403, pp. 778-780
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5403.778

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After a banner year last year, President Clinton is asking for only a 2.1% increase for the National Institutes of Health in his fiscal year 2000 budget request, announced Monday. Instead, the big winner this time around is the National Science Foundation, which at 6% will get the biggest percentage growth of any major science agency. And the unquestioned star of the show was a previously announced computing initiative called Information Technology for the Twenty-First Century that aims to wire the entire nation to a faster, more capable electronic highway.