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NASA deputy administrator: “We’re going back to the moon to stay this time”

For nine years in a row, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has been rated the best place to work in government. It is sending people back to the moon and eventually to Mars. Col. Pam Melroy (USAF, ret.), deputy administrator of NASA, said the Apollo program proved going to the moon was possible […]


New U.S. Digital Corps will recruit technology talent for high-impact work in government

The Biden administration is looking for more technology experts to address White House priorities. The U.S. Digital Corps is a new two-year program to recruit early-career technologists who can address a range of issues like pandemic response and cybersecurity. Caitlin Gandhi, co-founder of U.S. Digital Corps, said fellows will get to do high-impact work and […]


Former top agency official advises federal contractors to get ahead of vaccine mandate

All federal employees have until Nov. 22 to get fully vaccinated for Covid-19 without the option for just testing. The White House says that deadline applies to both agencies and federal contractors. Robert Shea, national managing principal for public policy at Grant Thornton and former associate director at the Office of Management and Budget, said […]


Some United States aid to Afghanistan should be conditional, says national security expert

The United States will send $64 million of aid to support humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan. At the same time, the Defense Department will shift its approach to countering terrorist threats in the area. Lisa Curtis, senior fellow and director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security, former deputy assistant […]


Countering Chinese influence in Afghanistan would require difficult decisions, foreign policy expert says

China has pledged $31 million of aid to Afghanistan, and its embassy in Kabul has remained open. What does growing Chinese influence with the Taliban mean for United States security? Yun Sun, senior fellow and co-director of the East Asia Program at the Stimson Center, said the Defense Department could mitigate China’s influence but that […]


Air Force will need to make tradeoffs with F-35s and competing priorities, says air warfare reporter

The F-35 is the Air Force’s top-of-the-line fighter jet, but how many do they need and how many can they afford? Valerie Insinna, Air Warfare Reporter at Defense News, said the Air Force would buy all of the approximately 1,700 F-35s in the program of record if it had unlimited funds but that other weapons […]


Security force assistance conditionality is counternormative in military, says international relations expert

The Pentagon spends billions of dollars every year to assist foreign militaries around the world. The rapid collapse of the Afghan security forces is typical for local forces built with United States military assistance, according to Rachel Tecott, assistant professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College. Tecott said […]

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