ABSTRACT

Global Research and Development Landscape and Implications for the Department of Defense [Updated November 8, 2018]   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Providing for the national defense is a central concern of Congress, and technological advantage has long provided U.S. forces with a battlefield overmatch, deterring potential conflicts and contributing to decisive U.S. military victories. Underpinning U.S. technological advantage are leading-edge innovations built on a foundation of insights gained from research and development (R&D) activities. Today, many analysts believe that U.S. technological overmatch--and, by extension, national security--is at risk due to a number of factors, including a rapidly evolving global landscape for innovation; changes in the composition of R&D funding; and the increasing technological prowess of potential adversaries. Many policymakers believe that new approaches and mechanisms are required to maintain U.S. technological advantage. [...] This report provides an overview of the changes that have occurred in the global R&D landscape, the Administration's policies and perspectives on how to maintain U.S. military technological leadership, actions taken by Congress, and potential issues for consideration."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R45403
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2018-11-08
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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