Every year we pursue several short-term investigations of emerging technologies to determine their applicability to our sponsors' needs. These studies help us decide in which new areas we should invest research dollars and develop more expertise so that we can stay ahead of upcoming challenges.
When we identify game-changing technologies that could improve our sponsors' capabilities in the future, we do more extensive research. Currently, we are working on multi-year projects in biotechnology and quantum computing.
Over the years, our work in emerging technologies has:
- Advanced fundamental scientific knowledge—in fields from radar to nanotechnology
- Resulted in strong collaboration and engagement with the external research community
- Demonstrated measured technology maturation
- Supported technology applications for specific sponsor problems.