Enhance oversight of Office of Naval Research Grantmaking
In 2017, the Office of Naval Research granted $209,000 to a study examining the sociability of dogs. In 2014, the ONR began a study that would cost $3.85 million to study whether "Spidey Sense," or a "sixth sense" that can warn of danger, existed and could be identified and honed. As highlighted by Senator Joni Ernst, herself a combat veteran, such spending can direct resources away from critical troop needs, and strengthening oversight and reform could save millions.
> $1 million annually