I/O psychologist delivers APA’s Senate Defense testimony
Bill Strickland, APA fellow and president of the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), delivered APA’s oral testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on June 6. Strickland is an industrial/organizational psychologist with particular expertise in military personnel recruitment, selection and training. APA’s Science Government Relations Office requested and was given a slot to testify before the Subcommittee again this year, focusing on the Department of Defense (DoD) research portfolio for Fiscal Year 2013. Strickland urged the Senate to reverse another round of administration cuts to the DoD Science and Technology budget. In the president’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget request, the overall level of fundamental and applied DoD research in military laboratories would decrease, and some psychological research programs would take a substantial hit. APA encouraged the subcommittee to support human-centered research vital to sustaining warfighter superiority, in line with recommendations of both the National Academies and the Defense Science Board.