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Department of Defense Initiatives on High Energy Lasers Have Been Responsive to Congressional Direction

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[Technical Report, Congressional Report]

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United States Government Accountability Office

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The HEL Joint Technology Office JTO was formed in June 2000 as the principal organization to implement the recommendations of DODs HEL Master Plan. It functions as the advocate for DODs HEL technology development and funds high priority science and technology efforts that are expected to have significant impact on long-term laser weapon requirements of the military services. In addition to the HEL projects sponsored by the JTO, each of the military services, the Missile Defense Agency, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency sponsor HEL science and technology efforts.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Lasers and Masers

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[A, Approved For Public Release]