DND to 'transform' research fund after big cut

Scholars say new outreach program, with only one-fifth of funding, being designed for quick consulting.

Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 09/21/2011 12:00 am EDT

The Department of National Defence is changing how it pays for public research on the military, cutting funding by 80 per cent and moving to a new "agile" model that would mimic private consulting, according to scholars involved.

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