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Federal Research and Development Budgeting and Priorities
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Editors: Anita V. Mahoney
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This book summarizes current research and development priority-setting issues - in terms of spending priorities, topical or field-specific priorities, and organizational arrangements to determine priorities. Federal R&D funding priorities have shifted over time, reflecting presidential preferences, congressional appropriations, and national priorities. Defense R&D predominated in the 1980s but decreased to about 50% of total federal R&D in the 1990s, reflecting Clinton Administration policies. In non-defense R&D, space was important in the 1960s as the nation sought to compete with the Soviet Union in the space race; energy R&D joined space as a priority during the 1970s; and since the 1980s, health R&D funding has grown as the cohort of aged population increases and the promise of life sciences and biotechnology affects national expectations. Defense and counterterrorism R&D funding have been increased since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Together, Department of Defense (DOD) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding total about 77% of the FY2007 R&D request.

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Preface

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2008
(Michael E. Davey, Christine M. Matthews, John D. Moteff, et al.)

Federal Research and Development: Budgeting and Priority-Setting Issues, 109th Congress
(Genevieve J. Knezo)

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   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 3rd Quarter
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-610-9
   Status: AP
  
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