Mabus calls for examination of research and development funding

By Justin Doubleday / May 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has tasked the service's acquisition chief with examining research and development funding mechanisms to ensure they're being used to harness innovation to the maximum extent possible. In an April 26 memo , Mabus writes the Naval Research and Development Establishment (NR&DE) provides "innovative technological breakthroughs" to fill gaps identified by the fleet, as well as new operational concepts. While the use of the working capital fund for research and development offers some benefits, it also can...

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