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Alan Shaffer: Sequester Disproportionately Hits DOD Research, Engineering Programs

PentagonAcross-the-board cuts have forced the Defense Department to shift money out of research, development and acquisition programs to maintain existing operations, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

Alan Shaffer, DoD’s acting defense undersecretary for research and engineering, detailed how sequestration is harming the areas of science and technology and engineering at the department in a recent interview with radio station host Jared Serbu.

Shaffer told Federal News Radio the defense cuts have taken millions of dollars from University grants and led to significant workforce attrition at the military’s research facilities.

He added that the department is investing in automated capabilities, data analytics and cognition technologies and will work with industry to achieve affordability.

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