Jay Stowsky

Recent Articles

Conversion to Competitiveness: Making the Most of the National Labs

nearly fifty years, U.S. military superiority has depended on
technological preeminence financed through public spending by the
security establishment. At the peak of the Cold War during the
1980s, the
Pentagon, the Department of Energy, NASA, and the intelligence
agencies together
spent more than $60 billion a year on defense-oriented research
and development--
nearly two-thirds of all government-funded R&D outlays during the
Reagan years.