Executive Office of the President

Clearing House for Research and Development

DoD has a clearing house for their unique requirements. Agencies outside of DoD spend billions of dollars or research but do not have a way to synergize these efforts to best use the results and avoid overlap and duplication. A clearing house, set up with the right technology and righ people, can put a dent in the overlap/duplication and assure better use of the research. This could lead to hundreds of millions of dollar in reduced R&D requirements or lead to additional research enabling additional benefit to be obtained.

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