DOD's FY-14 Budget To Refocus Prototyping Investments

By Christopher J. Castelli / April 3, 2013 at 3:37 PM
The Defense Department, in its upcoming budget request, plans to boost investments in prototypes of nascent technologies that could hedge against future threats and slash sustainment costs for U.S. weapons, according to draft internal documents reviewed by . The tradeoff would be much less operational prototyping of the sort that has supported warfighting in Afghanistan, where U.S. forces are expected to draw down significantly by 2014, according to the documents. Aiming to meet both combatant commands' requirements and the...

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