March 31, 2021

Biden’s infrastructure plan includes billions to develop emerging tech the military needs

Featuring Megan Lamberth, and Tony Samp

Source: C4ISRNET

Journalist Andrew Eversden

President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan released Wednesday calls for $180 billion in new research and development spending on emerging technologies expected to define the coming decades and drive military innovation.

The American Jobs Plan, which would total $2 trillion in new spending over a decade through corporate tax increases, addresses concerns that a lack of federal investment in research and development risks the U.S. seceding the position of the world’s top technological innovator to China. Leading the world in technology is “critical to both our future economic competitiveness and our national security,” Biden’s plan stated.

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Authors

  • Megan Lamberth

    Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Megan Lamberth is an Associate Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her work focuses on U.S. strategy for ...

  • Tony Samp