Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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Air Force, National Science Foundation Boost Cooperation for National Security

The Air Force and the National Science Foundation are boosting cooperation on mutual scientific research in support of national security.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and National Science Foundation Director France Cordova signed a letter of intent today, initiating a strategic partnership that focuses on four areas: space and geosciences, advanced materials sciences, information and data science, and the development of the scientific workforce.
The work of the Air Force and the National Science Foundation has overlapped in the decades since the founding of the two institutions, in areas such as atmospheric science, chemistry, material science, human physiology, aeronautics and astronautics, Wilson said.
"We now face the re-emergence of great power competition,” Wilson said, explaining the new partnership brings the two institutions closer to jointly pursue research, expand understanding and provide for the common defense.

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