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TFAI Encourages Increased Investment in S&T R&D in FY21 Appropriations Omnibus

The Task Force on American Innovation sent a letter to House and Senate appropriations leaders urging them to include increased investments for science and technology research and development for: the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, the National Nuclear Security Administration RDT&E, Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, the National Science Foundation, NASA, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The group also encouraged appropriators to robustly fund the Department of Defense Science and Technology programs and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The nation’s science and technology research enterprise “is in dire need of both increased investment from the federal government and the certainty and stability of consistent and timely congressional appropriations,” the letter says.

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