It’s always terrifying to receive a phone call from Dr. James Giordano.Not that he is a scary person, but he talks about scary things: specifically national security threats that are in the near future, but few people are thinking about.
After two years of work, the Section 809 Panel gathered in a hall at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building on a cold, January day to present its third and final report, which summed up some 90 ways to improve the Defense Department’s acquisition system.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Sometimes called the “Davos of the security world,” the annual Halifax International Security Forum takes place the second weekend of November here in Canada’s windswept eastern province.
It has been nearly 20 years since the STEM acronym entered the public consciousness. Science, technology, engineering and math. The alarm was sounded: the nation was not doing a good enough job producing the expertise needed to fill jobs in these fields.