The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Funding Issues and Activities

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This report discusses federal funding for IT research and development. Proponents assert that federal support of IT R&D has produced positive outcomes for the country and played a crucial role in supporting long-term research into fundamental aspects of computing. Critics assert that the government, through its funding mechanisms, may be picking “winners and losers” in technological development, a role more properly residing with the private sector.

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Moloney Figliola, Patricia May 2, 2005.

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This report discusses federal funding for IT research and development. Proponents assert that federal support of IT R&D has produced positive outcomes for the country and played a crucial role in supporting long-term research into fundamental aspects of computing. Critics assert that the government, through its funding mechanisms, may be picking “winners and losers” in technological development, a role more properly residing with the private sector.

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Moloney Figliola, Patricia. The Federal Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program: Funding Issues and Activities, report, May 2, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc821428/: accessed June 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.