Young: Pentagon Should Invest Billions More in Science, Technology

By Marjorie Censer / September 12, 2007 at 5:00 AM
The Defense Department should dramatically increase spending on science and technology research to keep pace with emerging threats, DOD's top research official says in a new paper that calls current funding levels "inadequate." In an memorandum sent late last month to the defense secretary and deputy defense secretary, John Young, the Pentagon's director of defense research and engineering, outlines a plan to increase funding by nearly $10 billion over five years for a variety of S&T programs. Young warns that...

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