Archive for the 'Government' Category
I guess it should be no surprise to anyone that North Korea has tested another nuclear device that according to the reports I have read is both smaller and more powerful than previous devices. This coupled with improvements that North Korea is making to its KN-08 ICBM, which are expected to give the missile a [...]
I was very interested to read an article in this week’s Washington Post about Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s belief that China will one day take action to break off its part of the Internet from the rest of the world. Schmidt believes that if China takes this step, then other countries and regions will be [...]
Ron Zollars sent me an interesting article about the recent award of a DARPA contract worth at least $58 million to SAIC to build and test a unique kind of drone: an unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV). The author of the article was complimentary about the work that we did at SAIC more than a decade [...]
There was recently an interesting piece in the Washington Post by Dana Priest titled “Aging U.S. Nuclear Arsenal Slated for Costly and Long-Delayed Modernization.” In summary, the article states that it is going to cost our nation somewhere in the neighborhood of $352 billion over the next 10 years to provide ongoing maintenance and provide [...]
I have been reading in the newspapers that some of the largest defense contractors in the Washington area are starting to feel the effects of shrinking government budgets, particularly in the area of information technology. According to one article I read, the information-systems business was the only unit of four within General Dynamics to post [...]
I recently read an article in the Washington Post that I thought you might be interested in. The article, published on March 27, 2012, discusses the current debate over U.S. military rules of engagement for launching cyberattacks on our enemies.
While some have argued that commanders on the battlefield should have this authority, the commander of [...]