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Will the U.S. Army Tolerate a U.S. Air Force ‘Bait And Switch’ On J-Stars Replacement?  (From The National Interest) Since it was first deployed during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, the Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (J-Stars) airborne ground surveillance aircraft has made a major contribution to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps’ attainment of decisive over [Read More...]
Will Business As Usual in Acquisition Defeat the U.S. Army? (From RealClearDefense) The Army leadership hasn’t effectively communicated the message to the acquisition system that war may soon be coming and that the priority is to field systems that ameliorate critical capabilities gaps as soon as possible. Instead, for the acquisition system [Read More...]
How Electric Cars Could Help the Power Grid Become More Efficient, Less Expensive (From Forbes) A recent analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggested that electric vehicles could account for half of all new cars sold by 2040. While electric vehicles consume electricity, they can also export power to the grid as mobile energy storage [Read More...]
Alarmed Allies Prepare to Defend Against North Korea’s Missiles (From RealClearDefense) North Korea’s repeated nuclear and missile tests have caused panic in the region. Japan is frightened because the ballistic missiles are flying over its territory. In addition, North Korea has threatened retaliation in response to military drills, stating that the [Read More...]
Curtail International Mail’s Role In Opioid Crisis (From The Columbus Dispatch) With Ohio at the center of America’s opioid crisis, seemingly all the stops are being pulled out at the state level to address this epidemic. An important and often overlooked area where the federal government can step in is to [Read More...]
Utilities Will Spend Billions on Cybersecurity As Threat Grows The National Institute of Standards and Technology released a report in May identifying products available to enhance the electric grid’s cybersecurity. New technologies employed onto the grid are multiplying the number of access points for cyber threats. At present, consistent [Read More...]
California Presses Grid Operators To Substitute Non-Traditional Sources For New Investment (From Forbes) California’s ambitious environmental policy goals could be easier to achieve with an emerging concept called distributed energy resources. These are small power sources that can be integrated with the electric grid to help meet electricity demand. Examples of distributed resources [Read More...]
Why Personalize: Teaching and Learning in Warren Township, Indiana Executive Summary Indiana’s Metropolitan School District of Warren Township is rapidly emerging as a personalized learning leader in the nation’s heartland. The district, one of sixteen winners of federal Race to the Top District grants from the U.S. Department of [Read More...]
Secretary Tillerson Needs to Stop Abuse of Contract Protest Process (From The National Interest) Some companies, particularly losing incumbents on existing contracts, are gaming the protest system. They seek to use the protest process to delay having to relinquish their position and lose the revenues. During these protests, the government has to choose between [Read More...]
The U.S. Postal Service and the Dangers of Monopoly Power From the Examiner When purchasing a 49-cent postage stamp to send a greeting card or pay a bill, most of us probably think that we’re getting a good deal — covering the costs of our friendly neighborhood letter carriers and [Read More...]
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