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Psst, Congress: You Don’t Really Know Sequestration’s Bite

Posted by Mackenzie Eaglen on


After four months, we still know precious little about how sequestration — or automatic budget cuts in the name of debt reduction — is being implemented or what Pentagon priorities are most affected. But one important detail has become clear after the Pentagon recently released two reports. Leaders are trying to navigate near-term fiscal uncertainty,… Keep reading →

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Redefining Energy Security in the 21st Century

Posted by Colin Clark on


The following commentary appeared in our sister publication, Breaking Energy. While we don’t usually write about the Defense Department’s energy use (except when it’s a casus belli or a major budget item in aggregate) this piece addresses a fundamental issue of American foreign and domestic policy: climate change and foreign sources of energy. The Editor.… Keep reading →

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The Gump Guide to Sequestration: ‘Dumbest Fiscal Management Policy Ever’

Posted by Colin Clark on


The House of Representatives will vote on the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act later this week. Sequestration will be the giant hiding behind the door as the House Armed Services Committee has marked its bill to the Obama budget request, which means that the effects of sequestration are ignored by the bill (as they are… Keep reading →

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HASC Announces Subcommittee Memberships

Posted by Colin Clark on


The House Armed Services Committee has announced subcommittee membership for this session. Since the information isn’t up on the website yet, we’re posting it here for our readers use. The following is the release as we received it from the HASC spokesman: Washington D.C. – Today, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon… Keep reading →

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Pentagon Launches Latest Effort To Buy Faster, Better, Cheaper

Posted by Colin Clark on


PENTAGON: Once upon a time there was the Packard Commission, convened during the Reagan Administration to find fixes for the Pentagon’s terrible record in buying weapons. They took too long, cost too much and often didn’t do what they were supposed to do. Since then, things have only gotten worse: weapons continue to cost too… Keep reading →

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Lawmakers Propose Radical Redo Of NASA’s Management Structure

Posted by Colin Clark on


Borrowing insights gleaned from the FBI and the National Science Foundation, six U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation today to revamp NASA’s leadership structure, using the FBI and the National Science Foundation as models.

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Rumors Swirl About Head of Russia Space Agency

Posted by Colin Clark on


This is is priceless — if true! See the costs of depending on Russia for access to space: broken bottles and heads! t.co/GlHIAW99 colinclarkaol

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Earmarks Can Mean ‘Unseemly Bargaining’ With White House

Posted by Colin Clark on


Good insight on Senate fm Inouye’s earmark remarks: Earmarks leave Senators “open to unseemly bargaining with Executive branch.” Unseemly! colinclarkaol

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Trust in Congress At All Time Low; Drives Inouye to Keep Earmark Ban

Posted by Colin Clark on


Think Hill doesn’t know what vermin Americans think they r? Sen. Inouye sez “trust in Congress is at all time low” in extending earmark ban colinclarkaol

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