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(USA) Democrats Again Propose New Tech-Focused Agency and Big Boosts in R&D Funding (Nextgov)

Brandi Vincent writes for Nextgov: Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., reiterated calls to drastically up government funding levels for technology-driving research and development—and to form a new executive branch agency with a focus on innovation. Legislation introduced by the Silicon Valley congressman on Friday includes proposals that would affect multiple federal agencies and stand up the Federal Institute of Technology. Deemed FIT for short, that institute would be a portion of lawmakers’ broader aims to make technology-centered investments, particularly in rural areas.

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