OMB-OSTP release joint memo on FY 2019 R&D budget priorities

The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a short memorandum highlighting the administration's R&D priority areas for the next fiscal year. The four-page memo spotlights defense R&D, including programs with dual-use potential for non-military applications. The administration prioritizes early-stage energy R&D and calls on the private sector to fund later-stage energy technologies. R&D investments in health-related fields also receive some attention.