Senate appropriators seek to slash funding for rapid experimentation effort

By Briana Reilly / August 9, 2022 at 11:01 AM
Senate appropriators want to halve spending for the Defense Department's rapid experimentation effort in fiscal year 2023, knocking the Pentagon for a lack of "defined program goals" tied to the recently launched effort that aims to bridge innovative solutions with military applications. Frustrated by “the lack of detail” accompanying DOD’s budget for the Rapid Defense Experimentation Reserve and skeptical of what lawmakers said amounted to a $358 million spending request for the fledgling initiative, the Senate Appropriations Committee recommended reducing...

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