Nowhere has the government’s private-public partnership efforts yielded more progress than scientific research. From the early days of Silicon Valley to the ongoing work of DARPA, federal efforts have allowed scientific research to flourish. I studied physics in college and worked in a lab dependent on federal grants for the important research we did. It is critical that we leverage the scale of government to protect and advance the sciences. Scientific research is an investment in our economy and an investment in our future.
University grants, governmental research centers, and DARPA research are the key areas where the US government needs to continue allocating funds and recruiting the involvement of research scientists.