The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released the National Defense Science and Technology Strategy, or NDSTS. Guided by the National Defense Strategy, the NDSTS articulates the science and technology priorities, goals, and investments of the Department and makes recommendations on the future of the defense research and engineering enterprise.
“To achieve the objectives of the NDS, we must leverage critical emerging technologies,” said Heidi Shyu, DoD Chief Technology Officer. “This strategy helps us make carefully crafted decisions that bolster our comparative advantages rather than engaging in wasteful technology races. We will emphasize developing asymmetric capabilities that will help ensure our national security over the long term.”