The fiscal year 2023 Defense Department budget proposal is a big win for research, development, test and evaluation — particularly the science and technology portion of the funding — according to senior officials. However, a closer analysis of the request and the impact of inflation indicates the proposal is less than the fiscal year 2022 enacted budget.
James J. Greenberger traveled from Chicago to Virginia Beach in May to address a National Defense Industrial Association conference about the “exciting field of electro-chemical energy storage technologies.”
In other words — batteries.
One of Ashton Carter’s legacies during the two years he served as secretary of defense will be his campaign to reach out to Silicon Valley and other geographical centers of innovation to tap into the brainpower of both startups and tech giants.