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  • Defense Department

    April 2019

    Defense Would Benefit From Paid Parental Leave

    By Alexandra Berge and Regina Wright
    The federal workforce is undergoing rapid demographic change with the ongoing departure of the baby boom generation.
  • Defense Department

    March 2019

    Nonlethal Weapons Offer Victory, De-Escalation

    By Zachary Kronisch
    In 1995, U.S. troops protected United Nations forces withdrawing from Somalia by using nonlethal weapons to both subdue hostiles and prevent conflict escalation. In doing so, they exemplified both the value and viability of alternate, nonlethal options for the warfighter.
  • Defense Department

    February 2019

    How to Loosen Up a Rigid Acquisition System

    By Christian Larsen
    The Defense Department’s longstanding culture of internally sourcing and acquiring the best, most innovative capabilities is mostly dead; with the notable exception of some highly classified programs, commercial entities now drive leading edge technology and its refresh rate, creating a need for changes to the legacy acquisition culture.
  • Robotics and Autonomous Systems

    January 2019

    AI Legislation Languishes in Congress

    By Alexandra Berge
    When the general public hears the term “artificial intelligence,” minds often race to scenes from movies like Terminator or they begin to think about popular rhetoric predicting robotic infiltration of the workplace and the accompanying human job displacement.
  • Cybersecurity

    November 2018

    Defense Firms Should Seize Cyber Initiative

    By Christopher Smith
    American business is under attack. The recent confession by social media giant Facebook that hackers breached nearly 50 million of its users’ accounts, despite heavy investments in data and network security upgrades, reminds business and government observers of the significant cybersecurity risks menacing the private sector.
  • Cybersecurity

    September 2018

    Small Contractors Struggle with Cyber Rules

    By Corbin Evans
    Clear policy drives effective implementation. Conversely, complex, opaque policy frequently leads to confusion and lack of compliance. Unfortunately, complexity and lack of understanding limit the Defense Department’s efforts to enhance cybersecurity in its supply chain.
  • Defense Department

    July 2018

    Reforms Deliver Wins for Small Businesses

    By Christopher Smith
    By some metrics, 2017 was a banner year for small business federal contractors.
  • International

    June 2018

    Creating a Bulwark Against Chinese IP Theft

    By Christian Larsen
    Army Gen. Keith B. Alexander, then-U.S. Cyber Command commander and director of the National Security Agency, once famously — or infamously — stated that the illegal extraction of U.S. technology and intellectual property through cyber intrusion represented “the greatest transfer of wealth in history.”
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