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Pentagon budget request seeks modest boost for S&T programs

February 12, 2018 at 2:20 PM
The Pentagon's fiscal year 2019 budget request includes $13.7 billion for science and technology, a modest bump above last year's request, to continue investments in areas like artificial intelligence, autonomy and hypersonics. The Defense Department's FY-19 request for science and technology reflects a 4 percent increase above the FY-18 request of $13.2 billion, according to DOD budget materials released today. Science and technology accounts include basic research, applied research and advanced technology development. "Given today's globalized access to knowledge and...

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