The numbers are in, and they're big.
This week, President Bush signed the 2005 budget for funding the Department of Homeland Security, allocating some $40.7 billion to that agency, an increase of 6.6 percent over 2004.
The DHS's Science and Technology Directorate will get a 20 percent boost in pocket money, to some $1.1 billion. Almost half of the money will be spend on research and development of technologies that counter chemical, biological and radiological weapons. The United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) Program will received $340 million to deploy technology aimed … Read more