The Pentagon is continuing to ramp up toward longer-term procurements but under predicted budget constraints, the challenge for new technology funding may continue. The Dept. of Defense is reversing a 13-year decline in procurement, but is taking a hard look at science and technology budgets and the need for research and development dollars. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen has said DOD is spending roughly $53 billion to boost readiness through modernization, and plans to ...


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