Statement on the Science and Technology Program by Dr. Ruth M. Davis Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Advanced Technology before the Research and Development Subcommittee of the Armed Services Committee of the House of Representatives 95th Congress, Second Session,
OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (RESEARCH AND ADVANCED TECHNOL OGY) WASHINGTON DC
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The FY 1979 budget request for the Defense S T Program is 2.6 billion. The Defense S T Program includes the DARPA Program and the DNA program as well as the S T Programs of the three Services. The Program is closely coordinated with the Intelligence Community, DoD development organizations and operational commands. It is coupled with, and complementary to, the science and technology programs of the Departments of Energy and Transportation and of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It relates well to similar programs pursued by our allies. The S T Program is a highly selective mix of high-risk, high-impact projects, of incremental advances in technology, of anticipated technological breakthroughs and of low-risk but urgently needed R D. It runs the gamut from academic research to advanced full-scale technology demonstrations in operational environments.
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