Vertiflite magazine, Mar-Apr 2012: U.S. Rotorcraft Research Under Attack
"An unfortunate coincidence of cuts to fundamental rotorcraft research part of the U.S. fiscal 2013 budget submitted to Congress in February. headquarters of both NASA and the Army decided to slash funding for research efforts that are vitally important to developing future technologies for vertical flight. These proposed reductions to NASA's Subsonic Rotary Wing project and Army's funding of the joint National Rotorcraft Technology Center (NRTC) program would hobble these already underfunded efforts and significantly set back future technology advancements.... The impact of these latest reductions in funds to NASA and NRTC, if not reversed, will continue to reverberate in the years and decades to come."