Carrying out effective foreign policy requires not just advocating for budget and personnel. It requires strong administrative oversight.
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DARPA plans to award initial contracts for the new ground-based vehicles and robots effort next year.
Financial troubles can increase the risk of an individual becoming a foreign intelligence asset. So the thousands of cleared pros with delinquent debt pose a particular threat.
With all the news about satellites tracking MH17, the real news is this: top secret satellites aid in international justice–for the first time?
The end of the fiscal year spending spree may be even greater this year. Focus on talent acquisition, a cost investment with benefits that extend beyond the next year.