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DOD to Invest in Strategic Technologies, Ensuring US Global Leadership

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DOD to Invest in Strategic Technologies, Ensuring US Global Leadership

The Department of Defense is investing in strategic force capabilities to ensure the United States maintains a technological advantage over adversaries, including China, Russia and North Korea. 

Speaking before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday, John Plumb, assistant secretary of defense for space policy, said the fiscal year 2025 budget proposal includes investments for the nuclear triad modernization, ensuring continued access to space and defense against missile threats.

The hearing also tackled an initiative to expand the country’s advantage by using assets available to the joint force and U.S. allies and partners, Defense .gov reported.

The U.S. is not only ensuring it has the capability to overcome threats coming from foreign governments. Space Force Gen. Stephen N. Whiting, commander of the U.S. Space Command, said the service branch has been working to ensure space capabilities are also available to U.S. allies and partners. 

In 2023, the DOD’s Office of Strategic Capital released its first investment strategy, disclosing how it is prioritizing artificial intelligence, biotechnology and other critical technologies.

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