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At the 2014 William D. Carey Lecture, the Harvard dean said global challenges such as climate change have put the world at a tipping point, and she called for new and more effective types of applied research that closely connect to curiosity-driven basic research.
Overall R&D at DOD will drop below sequester levels, but early-stage research and technology programs dodge further cuts.