Monthly Archives: July 2010

Notes on DOD Military Research, Budget Money, and Universities

*DOD is the largest supporter of research and development in the federal government, accounting for 50 percent of the total.  In the 1980’s it was two-thirds of R&D, peaking in 1987. *DOD money for research is allocated in different categories.  … Continue reading

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Coalition for National Security Research

In an article by the American Psychological Association, Heather O’Beirne Kelly bemoans that no lobbying coalitions are focused on university-based basic research issues and applied funding within the Department of Defense laboratories, even though the DOD provides a substantial proportion … Continue reading

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The Military on Campus – bringing out the classics

http://www.cdi.org/adm/transcripts/535/

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U.S. Army Science and Technology Master Plan

Army Science and Technology Master Plan (ASTMP) 21 March 1997 http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/army/docs/astmp/

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A Look at Military Research Post 9/11

Here we will explore how military research agendas changed after 9/11, in the era of the War on Terrorism.  Even before 9/11, the Bush administration was considering troop cuts to free up money for modernization. Personnel are the most expensive … Continue reading

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Military Directing Scientific Research

Military Directing Scientific Research Back in June 2001 the Defense Department stated it was pouring more research dollars into high energy lasers, microwave systems, and other advanced weapons needed to fight 21st century wars quickly and decisively.  These include unmanned … Continue reading

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CIA and Military Involved in Venture Capital Investing

CIA and Military Involved in Venture Capital Investing   Further evidence of the military-corporate alliance is the military and intelligence agencies involved in venture capital schemes. In 2002 Congress gave the Army $25 million to establish an independent venture capital … Continue reading

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