Lynn: DOD protecting 'seed corn'

Deputy SECDEF Promises More Basic R&D Funding In FY-12 Budget

/ January 28, 2011 at 9:39 PM
Basic research and development funding will see a real increase in the fiscal year 2012 presidential budget request, the deputy secretary of defense told lawmakers last week. A Navy Research Advisory Council report in September recommended that the service protect and preserve its focus on the basic research that may not be coupled to a specific warfighting capability. William Lynn told the House Armed Services Committee on Jan. 26 that the Defense Department intends to boost basic research, even as...

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