'Moderating our own appetite': Pentagon's RDER initiative won't gorge on funding

By Audrey Decker / December 5, 2022 at 10:43 AM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Pentagon's rapid defense experimentation reserve is likely to see consistent funding requests moving forward, the Defense Department's chief technology officer said Saturday, a set-up that will encourage officials throughout the military to "tighten your belts a little" as the fledgling undertaking moves toward beginning and sustaining its demonstration efforts in the coming months. Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu said she doesn’t see the need to increase funding for RDER because...

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