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U.S. Army Stryker Upgrades Show Just How Fast Industry Can Move (From The National Interest) A poster child for fast acquisition of relevant capabilities for the Army is General Dynamics’ Stryker Combat Vehicle Program. The Stryker was initially intended as an interim solution to the need for a light yet lethal armored vehicle that could [Read More...]
Remembering Pete Howton The Lexington Institute mourns the recent passing of an American patriot and good friend, Harry (Pete) Howton, the Chairman of Kingfisher Systems. Pete was an early and strong supporter of our think tank, and an excellent advisor full of strategic [Read More...]
One-Year Waits For Security Clearances Are Costing Washington Billions (From Forbes) The backlog of security clearances being processed by the Office of Personnel Management has grown to 570,000.  On average, it takes over 500 days for OPM to make its initial determination as to whether it will grant a Top Secret [Read More...]
The U.S. Military’s Master Plan To Fight Russia And China In A War Is Already Here (From The National Interest) When faced with adversaries who seemed able to match or counter U.S. military-technological superiority, the Department of Defense began an intensive effort to invest in a new generation of capabilities designed to restore U.S. military preeminence or overmatch. This effort [Read More...]
VIDEOS: CAPITOL HILL EVENT – Army Rapid Equipping Forum – 2.27.17 The Lexington Institute organized a Capitol Hill forum on Monday, February 27th to discuss U.S. Army rapid equipping needs. Topics discussed at this forum included enhanced lethality, force protection, aviation upgrades, battlefield communications, and electronic warfare. Click on the names [Read More...]
Making America Great Again in Space The Trump Administration, in a matter of a few days, is setting in motion major policies and plans promised during the presidential campaign. “Make America Great Again” and “America First” are being transformed from political slogans to economic, national security, [Read More...]
Lexington Spring Research Assistant: Brandon Gutierrez Hello, My name is Brandon Gutierrez, and I am a research assistant at the Lexington Institute. As a member of the California State University DC Scholars Program, I am excited to gain practical political experience in the nation’s capital. I [Read More...]
Richmond Policy Briefing: Improving Educational Opportunities for Military-Connected Students The Lexington Institute is hosting a briefing to discuss new research on the educational opportunities of military-connected students on Wednesday, February 8 at 2:30 PM in the Virginia State Capitol.  We hope you will be able to join us. Findings [Read More...]
How the Trump Administration Should Lead on Education (From Forbes) Should Americans expect the incoming Donald Trump Administration to have much impact on the nation’s schools? President-elect Donald J. Trump and Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos will soon find themselves setting the national dialogue on education. They will be [Read More...]
How Trump Can Invest In Infrastructure And Make America’s Military Great Again During his winning campaign and in the month since, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make America great again by, in part, massive infrastructure spending and rebuilding the U.S. military.  History provides a valuable lesson for the incoming administration on [Read More...]
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