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'Big muscle movements’ proposed in Pentagon funding request for S&T

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Funding for basic research into microelectronics, directed energy, hypersonics, and other science and technology projects would see a major boost in the Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal 2023, a senior official revealed Wednesday. In the request, DOD science and technology funding would increase 12% to about $16.5 billion, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering Heidi Shyu noted during a webinar hosted by the National Defense Industrial Association. The portion…