June 26, 2019

Russians Keep $490M US Space Shuttle Contract

ISS as seen in 2008 from the departing space shuttle

Lack of funding ended domestic spacecraft transport to the International Space Station. Since 2011 US crews use Russian spacecraft for transport.

DoD Budget: R&D vs Immediate Threats

Pentagon leaders say a returned emphasis on R&D is necessary for the US to maintain its competitive edge as a tug of war continues between them and the services still looking to fill near-term needs.

DC a Magnet for “1-Percenters”

money stack

Mega-rich individuals are often providers and innovators of information technology such as cyber-security, cloud computing and data mining for both commercial and federal customers.

Congress Closes Government Rather than Compromise

Brinkmanship, partisanship, disruptive or stupid — whatever you call it, Congress shuttered government and froze most federal workers’ paychecks, but not their own.

Patuxent Policy Group Grapples with the China Seas

The Patuxent Partnership and Center for the Study of Democracy bring together, briefly, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Peoples Republic of China.