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The Importance of Science Funding: A Letter to Congress

Neal F. Lane

The Importance of Science Funding: A Letter to Congress.

U.S. investment in scientific research has stagnated over the last four decades. Neal Lane, senior fellow in science and technology policy at the Baker Institute, and Norm Augustine, former chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin, penned a letter to congressional leadership outlining the challenges facing American research and development (R&D) and the impact of declining federal science funding.