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Study suggests ways to boost US defence R&D collaboration


Rand recommends Department of Defense boosts awareness of collaboration opportunities and reduce bureaucracy

The US Department of Defense should improve its support for collaboration with other countries on basic research, a think tank has recommended, amid fears that working with the DoD may be losing its attractiveness to some scientists abroad.

“Concerns are growing that the research strength and practices of strategic competitors, particularly the People’s Republic of China, threaten the position of the US as a partner of choice for some foreign researchers,” the Rand Corporation wrote in a report published on 23 January.

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