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Alan Shaffer, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

The Department of Defense is asking contractors to innovate in helping the agency deal with its budget problems. The Pentagon says innovation is important for a lot of reasons. Alan Shaffer, acting assistant secretary of Defense for research and engineering, says DoD's innovation shortfall today is several decades in the making. He joins In Depth with Francis Rose in Executive Suite.

Tags: Executive Suite , DoD , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 05:10pm EDT

On DoD: Procurement, R&D take brunt of cuts from sequestration

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.

Tags: On DoD , DoD , acquisition , R&D , Jared Serbu , sequestration , A New Era in Technology

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 01:24pm EST
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DoD tasks innovation experts with stretching out technology dollars

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

Tuesday - 11/19/2013, 04:14am EST
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Sequestration already taking toll on DoD's research and development

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.

Tags: DoD , Congress , science and technology , sequestration , DARPA , Matthew Klunder , Arati Prabhakar , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , budget , research and development

Thursday - 04/18/2013, 05:25am EDT
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