Pentagon confirms it is ending the Jason advisory contract, but group’s work may continue

Defense News: The Department of Defense has confirmed it is ending a decades-long, open-ended agreement with a legacy science advisory board, a move that has set off alarm bells for some analysts. But the department has not ruled out relying on that office for more information in the future.

The JASON program dates back the 1950s, when the Pentagon put together a panel of scientific experts to provide outside advice. That contract is now managed by the MITRE group, and run through the Pentagon’s Undersecretary of Research and Engineering.

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