U.S. Said to Have Wasted Billions in Duplicative Spending on Research Grants


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Updated (1/31/2013, 4:43 p.m.) to include the fact, noted by a commenter, that the author of the study that uncovered the duplication is a founder of a company that makes technologies to detect such duplication.]

Federal agencies may be wasting billions of dollars on grants for research that other agencies are already financing, a Virginia Tech analysis has concluded.

The analysis