Dr. William Devereux Palmer, Program Manager for Electromagnetics, Microwaves, and Power at the US ARL Army Research Office in Research Triangle Park NC
"Demystifying DoD Research Funding"
From the outside, the DoD science and technology funding infrastructure can appear complex and obscure. Without guidance it is difficult to answer some basic questions such as: Who decides which research topics are important to the DoD? What process determines how DoD research funds are allocated? How can I access this information? And most importantly, how can I maximize the likelihood of obtaining funding for my research? Formulated from experience both as a contract researcher and as a government program manager, this talk will cover some of the information, ideas, disciplines, and techniques that can help demystify DoD research funding.