But the outcome is all but assured. Panetta, a former Clinton administration budget director and California congressman, has earned respect from both sides of the aisle for his stewardship of the CIA, and is expected to sail through the confirmation.
However, as The Hill points out, Panetta’s popularity doesn’t “mean his leadership of the Pentagon does not come with questions and challenges.”
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program to improve how virtual training environments replicate real-world interactions and host more complex systems. DARPA unveiled Monday that the Digital RF Battlespace Emulator program intends to build a new breed of High Performance Computing capable of supporting advanced radio frequency for simulators.