Volume 84 Issue 8 | pp. 27-32
Issue Date: February 20, 2006

2007 R&D Budget Lacks Balance

Sizable funding increases in a number of research areas are negated by cuts in other programs
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Homeland Security, Stimulus Funding

Research and development funding proposed in President George W. Bush's federal budget for fiscal 2007 is somewhat of a change from his previous submissions. Instead of simply focusing on defense and homeland security spending, there is a conscious effort to improve R&D at several research agencies and to hold back spending at a number of others. The outcome is an uneven patchwork of funding changes in civilian R&D that results in a very small . . .

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