The SIGNAL Blog

Cyberwarfare and International Law

June 19, 2015
By Robert Clark



Too many experts who are weighing in on the debate of when to consider a cyber attack an act of war are not experts at all. A nation's leadership must respond carefully using existing international guidelines.

The Incredible Shrinking Defense Industrial Base

June 16, 2015
By M. Thomas Davis



The U.S. defense industrial base seems to be going out with a whimper. Only four companies now crack the list of the top 100 U.S. firms based on revenue, and this unwelcome development has occurred against a backdrop of global instability and change.

The Clash of Two Physics

June 11, 2015
By David E. Meadows



The Information Age is on the brink of a new revolution as quantum mechanics begins to influence its developments. But, uncertainty reigns when it comes to predicting what will emerge and how it will affect the world.

Sum Will Be Greater Than the Parts

June 9, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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Sandia National Laboratories and the Georgia Institute of Technology signed a five-year memorandum of understanding that enables them to collaboratively solve science and technology problems of national importance.

The Bottom Line: Three Excellent Reasons to Go on Vacation

June 9, 2015
By Maryann Lawlor
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Technology is a wonderful way to stay in touch, but it’s summer and time to put gadgets away for a bit. Whether you live in a region with year-round sunshine or brutal winters, taking those paid vacation days benefits not just you and your family but also the economy.

Bid Protests: Whose Fault Are They? (Take II)

June 8, 2015
By Al Krachman, Esq.



With limited exceptions, all protests originate with disappointed bidders, so on the surface, all protests are the fault of contractors. But how did the contractor find itself with the need to protest?

The Twitter Hare Versus the Government Turtle

June 4, 2015
By Lewis Shepherd



The intelligence community must find a way to work with the private sector, or it risks falling dangerously behind in the key technologies that are reshaping society.

How to Innovate in this Era of Constrained Budgets

June 4, 2015
By Brian Fogg

Innovation and invention are not synonymous terms. In an ideal environment, invention could be the ultimate panacea for the challenges we currently face, especially in an era where we have gone from an "ideal” world to one that is “good enough."

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