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Incoming: Floating Bases Are an Old Idea Whose Time May Have Come Again

June 1, 2015
By Adm. James Stavridis, USN (Ret.)

Every day in the South China Sea, the Chinese are slowly adding to what Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry Harris, USN, has called the Great Wall of sand. The idea of using floating bases to create operational and legal advantages has been around for centuries, but it has strengthened as technology has provided the ability to build significant platforms at sea.

Survey: U.S. Government Still Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks Despite Major Security Investments

May 14, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The U.S. government is just as vulnerable to cyberthreats—if not more so—compared to two years ago, according to a new survey of federal information security professionals. Nearly half of approximately 1,800 respondents indicated that security has not improved in the federal space, while another 17 percent stated their organization’s security posture is actually worse off.

Doing Business With Congress: It Can Be Done

May 1, 2015
By Sandra Jontz
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The Government Accountability Office, an independent investigative arm of the U.S. Congress, recently reported the Small Business Administration could not fully determine if federal agencies met spending requirements for fiscal 2013 for SBIR programs; information small business leaders can use when seeking help from Congress.

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