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Report: Senate Subcommittee Proposes $616M for DoD Microelectonics RDT&E Projects

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The Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee has proposed $616 million to help the Defense Department conduct research, development, test and evaluation of microelectronics technology in fiscal year 2019, C4ISRNET reported Thursday.

The amount represents a $447 million increase over President Trump’s FY 2019 microelectronic RDT&E spending request.

DoD leaders have said the department should implement small electronic components that have security features, according to the report.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host its inaugural Electronics Resurgence Initiative Summit from July 23 to 25 as part of a $1.5 billion program that aims to boost electronics innovation.

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