Slashed Funding Would Harm Military Research: Panel

Law360, New York (January 23, 2012, 8:11 PM EST) -- Witnesses told a Congressional committee Monday that cuts to the defense budget could have an outsized impact on research nonprofits, hampering the military's long-term ability to develop new technologies.

Despite the long lag between the invention of a new technology and its effective implementation, research is often one of the first areas targeted by budget cuts, witnesses said. In addition to threatening ongoing projects, possible cuts will have lasting impact, forcing researchers to lay off staff and damaging the research infrastructure that the U.S. Department of...
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