News Focus2004 BUDGET REQUEST

Protecting the Homeland Sets Tone for 2004 Budget

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Science  07 Feb 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5608, pp. 806-808
DOI: 10.1126/science.299.5608.806

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Can science make us more secure? The Bush Administration is counting on it. The $2.23 trillion 2004 budget request that President George W. Bush sent Congress this week includes hefty raises for U.S. military and homeland security research programs. But most other government science efforts would grow more slowly--or not at all.