APA member presents APA’s appropriations testimony in the Senate

APA Member Dan Putka, PhD, delivered APA’s Fiscal Year 2011 testimony on Department of Defense research before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 23

APA Member Dan Putka, PhD, delivered APA’s Fiscal Year 2011 testimony on Department of Defense (DoD) research before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 23, 2010.  Putka, a Member of APA Divisions 14 (Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology) and 19 (Society for Military Psychology) is a research psychologist on staff locally at the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), and his military-oriented research and consulting focuses on recruitment and retention of high-performing military personnel.  In the oral testimony before Chairman Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) and Ranking Republican Member Thad Cochran (R-MS), Putka urged the Senate to reverse administration cuts to applied research programs within DoD in Fiscal Year 2011 and to maintain support for behavioral research throughout DoD’s military labs, DARPA, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and various centers and field activities.

Dan Putka PhD

APA Member,  Dan Putka, PhD

Senators Daniel Inouye and Thad Cochran

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) and Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS)

View a video of Dr. Putka’s testimony. The testimony begins at 52:09 and runs for four minutes.