In an August 2015 white paper released on enhancing the effectiveness of IR&D, the Department of Defense (DoD) expressed that proposed IR&D efforts by contractors should be communicated to appropriate DoD personnel prior to a contractor making these investments. Given the term Independent Research & Development, industry may wonder if IR&D spending will truly remain independent.
So what does this really mean for contractors? It means that by FY2017, every new IR&D project will be preceded by an engagement with appropriate DoD technical or operational staff. These interchanges are to ensure that the DoD is aware of the …read more
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