FEATURE: Research & Development Across the Defense Enterprise
ASD(R&E) Welby, Center for Strategic & International Studies

15 September 2016

Laboratories & Engineering Centers 

Our labs and engineering centers are  the heart of the DoD innovation engine, helping translate technical capabilities into solutions and concepts that address warfighter needs and grow their capability to overmatch any threat.

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Increasingly future U.S. technological superiority hinges on our ability to out-innovate our adversaries.  It will require a DoD S&T enterprise that is tuned to support both sustained research in fundamental technologies and rapid leverage of emerging technical opportunities to address warfighter needs.

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We have remarkably talented and creative scientists and engineers within our department and within our supporting academic and industrial base. Their passion and dedication to our mission and to keeping our nation strong is impressive.

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We need to be open and agile to leverage all potential sources of technical advantage – our traditional industrial base, non-traditional suppliers, and academia to help create competitive advantage.

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