OMB Steers Agency R&D Budgets Toward Security, ‘Energy Dominance’

Agencies preparing their fiscal 2019 research and development budgets should focus on national security and energy dominance while improving interagency coordination, according to Office of Management and Budget guidance.

An Aug. 17 memo to agency heads from Budget Director Mick Mulvaney and Michael Kratsios, the deputy assistant to the president for science and technology policy, stressed curbing duplication and exploiting private-sector solutions.

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