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Establish Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering

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The administration, Senate, and House all agree that ensuring U.S. technological superiority is a major priority and that some change to DoD’s current organization would likely be beneficial in achieving this objective. The following discussion focuses on how to redistribute current AT&L responsibilities, what mandate and authorities the new USD R&E (or whatever alternative moniker is chosen) will have, and how much latitude DoD has in designing the organizational solution.Download Report Here

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Andrew Hunter, "Establish Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering," Center for Strategic and International Studies, July 9, 2016, last modified July 9, 2016,