Carrying out effective foreign policy requires not just advocating for budget and personnel. It requires strong administrative oversight.
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As Ebola continues to spread uncontrollably through West Africa like a malignant wildfire, U.S. troops are being sent to the region along with healthcare and aid workers in an effort to stem the virus from spreading further.
For years, NASA’s astronauts have had no U.S. space capsules. There’s hope this will change as NASA awards two space capsule contracts to two US companies.
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.