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CNSR Sends Letter Outlining Recommendations for Defense S&T Programs

The Coalition for National Security Research, of which AAU is a member, sent a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees outlining recommendations for the Defense Science & Technology programs as they begin to craft the FY22 NDAA. Emphasizing that “lower funding levels for Defense S&T could threaten the dominance of the U.S. military,” CNSR urged Congress to reject cuts to the program in the FY22 budget request and to increase authorized funding by 6% instead. CNSR also urged Congress to reject cuts to basic research programs and to increase authorized funding for University Research Initiatives, including the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative program and the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program. The coalition also highlighted cuts in funding for the Minerva Research Initiative and asked Congress to authorize $17 million instead.

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