The United States needs to make strategic, long-term investments in science and technology.
Investing in R&D now helps sustain U.S. dominance in emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced robotics, aerospace and advanced medicine. The country needs a national innovation strategy to pursue ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking projects to solve the toughest challenges across a wide range of fields.
Federal support of R&D is slowing even as other countries are pursuing ambitious investment strategies. The United States is still a global leader in R&D – largely due to robust private sector investment – but its lead is diminishing.