Archive for September, 2012

You may recall that during the Republican convention a month ago our national debt passed the $16 trillion mark. This works out to about $51,000 for every U.S. citizen, or about $140,000 for every taxpayer. This number is unbelievable to me — I think it is atrocious. Reducing this debt should be the number-one priority […]

First Beyster Fellow

I just learned that the University of Michigan has chosen the first fellow of the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program: Chih-Chun Chia. Chih-Chun is a Ph.D. candidate in the Electrical and Computer Engineering division of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department and a research assistant in the Computational Biomarker Discovery and […]

I would like to thank all of the current and former SAIC employees who responded to my post last week on the planned breakup of the company. While I am not surprised that so many of you posted your own opinions, I am surprised by the attention my post generated outside of SAIC. Washington Technology […]

I was surprised, as likely many of you were, by SAIC’s announcement this past week about the company’s plan to split into two independent businesses. According to the articles I have read on the subject, the split will not be 50:50. Instead, one of the resulting companies will comprise SAIC’s “solutions” business, that is, research, […]


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