An analysis of the GPS R&D program as a case study illustrating DOD R&D and its associated successes to justify the continued investments into and sustainment of DOD R&D budgets
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The purpose of this joint applied project is to examine the trends in funding of the Department of Defense (DOD), assess the importance of robust research and development investment on national security and warfighters' capabilities, and justify continued devotion to funding DOD research and development (R&D). This research looks at the history of DOD R&D budgets and examines R&D spending trends and the importance of R&D to warfighters and humanity. An evaluation of the DOD's R&D infrastructure and the impacts that drive future funding decisions are also part of this research. The case study of GPS is the primary example to defend the importance of R&D. The case study ranges from the history of its discovery, how it applies to the military, the associated compounded benefits to other discoveries and technological improvements due to the maturation of GPS, to the associated benefits to the U.S. economy. Maintaining the proper level of DOD R&D funding in each fiscal year is imperative to allowing DOD agencies to pursue R&D projects that enhance the warfighter's future competencies and well-being in combat and in disaster-relief circumstances. Appropriate R&D funding also provides for accelerating mature technology solutions to be deployed with the current fighting force.
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