“The bill increased funding for cyber security for the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Fraud control measures related to cyber security also resulted in funding bumps for other agencies, including the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy.”
“While the Ebola virus is still making headlines, Congress carved out an entire section of the budget for “Ebola response and preparedness.” The National Institute of Health (NIH) not only got a regular budget boost but additional research money to fight Ebola. Also benefiting directly and indirectly from the Ebola scare, along with concerns about other infectious diseases, are the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”
“Science was overall a big winner in the budget. Not only did medical research see extra funds, so did other sciences. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will all see better numbers in 2015 than last year.”
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