FY 1996 Science and Technology Budget - Press Briefing
(4) Information technology is a priority in the FY96 budget. New information technologies are transforming the way Americans communicate with each other, the way businesses operate, the way we learn and the way we use our leisure time. These are key investments for a nation whose future is tightly linked to the success of information technology.

(5) Improved understanding of the environment will contribute to a healthier, safer America and a stronger economy. $5.5 billion in funding for environment and natural resources research is proposed in FY96, a 4% increase over FY95.

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