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Renewing Federal Investments in Research and Development

Ben Ritz / Blog May 25, 2016

At its all-time high in 1964, federal R&D spending amounted to almost 2 percent of GDP. Today, it’s just 0.7 percent—the lowest level in over 50 years.

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To the 114th Congress: Choose National Security and Growth over Sequester

Economy / Blog November 7, 2014

Tight budgets squeeze the defense establishment and could leave the nation with insufficient and unprepared military forces.

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What is the Research and Experimentation Tax Credit?

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog April 24, 2014

The research and experimentation (R&E) tax credit – alternatively referred to as the R&D tax credit, the research tax credit, or the credit for increasing research activities – is a tax provision designed to incentivize innovation by making research activities cheaper for businesses. The R&E credit is one of the “tax extenders,” a set of federal tax provisions that expired on December 31, 2013, but have routinely been renewed in the past. 

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Sequester Threatens Future of American Science

Brian Collins, Shai Akabas / Blog December 13, 2013

In 2011, the federal government funded about one-third of all research and development in the U.S., and around 40 percent of basic research in science and medicine. Scientists and supportive organizations have written numerous articles, reports, and letters attesting to…

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