A brain drain, red tape, and pinched budgets could turn the $8 billion network of defense labs into a scientific backwater
Looking at an opportunity that he couldn't afford to accept, Smith sent his resume off to several civilian helicopter companies. Within a short time he was hired by McDonnell Douglas in Mesa, Ariz. "They also gave me a pay raise," notes Smith. His two closest colleagues on the project had to go through similar soul-searching, with the same result: they left the Army and received more money upon...
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