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Spending Triples on Terrorism R&D

Science  11 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5553, pp. 254
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5553.254a

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Eleven federal agencies will share in a record $1.5 billion that Congress has showered on terrorism-related R&D for 2002 in response to the 11 September and anthrax attacks. The money--nearly triple last year's spending--will be used for everything from new laboratories for studying potential bioweapons to developing hacker-proof computer systems.

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