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Under sequestration, technology research has suffered disproportionately in the Defense Department. Leaders say those limited dollars need to be focused on making systems more affordable and taking advantage of commercial sector advancements.
Tags: A New Era in Technology , DoD , technology , commercialization , DARPA , research and development , Arati Prabhakar , Frank Kendall , Todd Harrison , Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments , Jared Serbu
While sequestration took a bite out of nearly everything the Defense Department obligates funds toward, the areas of procurement and R&D took a disproportionate hit, as the department was forced to move money out of those accounts to protect current operations.
Defense agencies and services are pulling back hundreds of millions of dollars worth of grants and contracts. Impending furloughs will further impair DoD's ability to get money out the door.