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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Defense Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26315.
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POLICY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS

August 26, 2021

Attn: Evelyn Kent
Director, DoD HBCU/MI Program and Outreach
OUSD(R&E)/RT&L

Dear Mrs. Kent:

On behalf of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Defense Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions, I am pleased to submit the committee’s interim report to you. The report includes a review of the study process and scope, as well as key research findings to date. The committee looks forward to continuing its examination of the methods and means to increase and strengthen HBCU/MI capacity for DoD-funded research. A final report will be submitted to your office and released to the public in spring 2022. Thank you for your continued support of the committee’s work.

Sincerely,

Eugene M. DeLoatch, Ph.D.
Committee Chair

Aliecia McClain, Ph.D.
Committee Vice Chair

101 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20418 Mailing Address: 500 Fifth Street, NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20001
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Defense Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26315.
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This activity was supported by the Department of Defense. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.

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Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Defense Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26315.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. Defense Research at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions: Interim Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26315.
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As one of the largest federal science and technology (S&T) funding agencies and employers, the Department of Defense (DoD) plays a critical role in the U.S. S&T ecosystem. While DoD draws on the expertise of both U.S. and international researchers to achieve its mission, national security requirements limit many other critical areas of the DoD S&T enterprise to U.S. citizens. This national security imperative calls for DoD to cultivate and support the diverse pool of U.S. talent who can meet DoD needs.

Previous studies by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have documented how Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other Minority Institutions (MIs) can help to access this expanded population of scientists and engineers. This publication presents interim findings related to the methods and means necessary to advance research capacity at these institutions to address the national security and defense needs of the United States. While critical data-gathering efforts are still in progress, these interim findings can be used to begin to inform decision making processes related to three key areas: current Department of Defense investments, opportunities and challenges at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Institutions, and potential best practices for stakeholders.

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