Budget Activity (BA) 2 within a Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation account. It translates promising basic research into solutions for broadly defined military needs and includes studies, investigations, and non-system specific technology efforts. It may also include design, development, and improvement of prototypes and new processes to meet general mission area requirements. Program Elements (PEs) funded under this BA typically involve pre-Milestone B efforts.
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