Science GRO Makes Coalition Hill Visits in Support of DoD Research

Science GRO’s Heather Kelly and colleagues from the Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) met with staff in the offices of Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), of the Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Steve Austria (R-OH), of the Budget and Homeland Security Committees.
On May 12, Science GRO’s Heather Kelly joined colleagues from the Coalition for National Security Research (CNSR) in making Hill visits to the Ohio delegation in support of research sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD).  Heather met with staff in the offices of Rep. Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), who sits on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, and Rep. Steve Austria (R-OH), who is on the influential Budget and Homeland Security Committees.  Coalition members pushed for restoration of cuts to DoD research accounts and scientific research fellowship programs.  Just this week, the House Armed Services Committee “marked up” the Fiscal Year 2011 defense authorization bill, and included language noting “the importance of using social science to support key DOD missions such as irregular warfare, counterinsurgency, and stability and reconstruction operations” in its support of the DoD Minerva program and research on counter-ideology strategies.