Pentagon R&D budget cut by almost $2B

By Georgina DiNardo / March 11, 2024 at 2:03 PM
The Defense Department is seeking $2 billion less in its research and development account for fiscal year 2025 than what it sought for FY-24, according to a defense budget overview released today. The research, development, test and evaluation account would be $143.2 billion in FY-25 to fund innovation efforts throughout the department, which is $1.8 billion below what DOD sought in FY-24. Science and technology investment, meanwhile, would receive $17.2 billion, with $2.5 billion for “basic research,” which furthers research...

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