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GEOSPATIAL INTELLIGENCE: A Test Case For Washington’s Emerging Industrial Policy Findings in Brief  Read the full report as a PDF here.  The commercial geospatial-intelligence industry is growing rapidly. However, most of the growth is happening outside the United States, where foreign providers are matching and surpassing the offerings U.S. companies. [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service Should Continue To Prefund Retiree Health Benefits Read the full report as a PDF here. Executive Summary One of the biggest myths about the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is that its financial problems would be largely eliminated if it did not have to “prefund,” i.e., set aside [Read More...]
Why U.S. National Security Requires A Robust, Innovative Technology Sector Read the full report as a PDF here. Introduction: America is facing the most serious challenge to its security in a generation. Every nation strives for security. Although the phrase “national security” in common usage has military overtones, there are [Read More...]
U.S. Postal Service’s Detour Decade: First-Class Mail Plummets, Package Volume Spikes Read the full report as a PDF here. Executive Summary The U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) mail delivery standards and performance are under intense scrutiny as the election approaches and it recovers from a summer disruption. First-class mail delivered on time [Read More...]
In Brief: The Logic of Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups Read the full report as a PDF here. This assessment provided the read-ahead for a recent carrier strike group working forum hosted by the Lexington Institute. The United States is the only nation in history that has sustained a fleet [Read More...]
Building A More Credible And Capable NATO Deterrent In The East Executive Summary Read the full report here. The growing threat from Russia requires a new NATO strategy that directly addresses the range of challenges Moscow presents. NATO must continue to transition from a tripwire deterrent built around relatively small forward [Read More...]
The Strong International Push for E-Commerce Shipping Reform Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The international postal system governing the shipment of small packages (4.4 pounds or less) is causing significant financial losses for many countries, distorting markets, and it must [Read More...]
The Amphibious Warfare Force: America’s First Line of Defense Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a PDF. The return of great power competition and the emerging focus on multi-domain operations has altered the role of the Marine Corps and amphibious warfare fleet. New potential [Read More...]
Tanks: Vital to Defense Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a pdf. In 2013, a year before Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States came within months of shuttering the last plant in the Western Hemisphere capable of building main battle [Read More...]
How Electric Vehicles Can Support the Grid Executive Summary Click here to read the full report as a pdf. Many people recognize that electric vehicles benefit the environment, but fewer realize the electric grid can operate more efficiently with these cars. They are cheaper to maintain and [Read More...]
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