The HNSC, however, recommended an increase of $68 million to the EA-6B request to support aircraft modifications.
While the SASC expressed its concerns about efforts to transition unmanned aerial vehicles programs from Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration models into operational systems, the HNSC was more harsh.
In the R&D area, the HNSC continued its support for the Advanced Antiradiation Guided Missile (AARGM).
The issue of theater and national missile defense is a leading priority for the HNSC and also for some members of the SASC.
That is, the HNSC must accommodate the bill and findings of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the SASC must do the same for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
In this entire process, the HNSC is definitely the bellwether organization and will usually complete its bill and report first.
All that the House Appropriations Committee (HAC) and the Senate Appropriations Committee (SAC) should have to do is appropriate the funds in accord with the recommendations of the HNSC and SASC.
As a result, the defense subcommittees of both the SAC and the HAC go through a process that closely mirrors that conducted by the HNSC and SASC.
The completion of the efforts of the HNSC, the SASC, the HAC and the SAC is marked by the passage of their versions of authorization and appropriations bills in each house - four separate bills in all.
The hNSCs were labeled with magnetic nanoparticles to enable them to be followed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
According to the researchers, their study is the first to evaluate and show the long-term survival and differentiation of hNSCs without the need for immunosuppression.
The researchers concluded that hNSCs could be of "great value" as a source for cell replacement and gene transfer for the treatment of Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), spinal cord injury and stroke.