Tag Archives: Brown University

Study Predicts Gov’t Counterrorism Expenses to Add by Trillion

Neta Crawford, a professor from Boston University, said the federal government may add $1T to counterterrorism investments over the next decades, National Defense Magazine reported Tuesday. Her recent report, titled “United States Budgetary Costs and Obligations of Post-9/11 Wars through FY 2020: $6.4 Trillion" projects government spending to continue a pattern of increasing counterterrorism over time.

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Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic, Presents Al Whitmore, President of I&S Sector for BAE Systems’ U.S. Arm, His Second Consecutive Wash100 Award

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented Al Whitmore, president of intelligence and security sector for BAE Systems’ U.S. arm, with his second consecutive Wash100 award on Thursday. Executive Mosaic recognizes Whitmore for leading BAE to major contracts in R&D and adapting to the cloud and other emerging technologies. We are honored to present the most coveted award in government contracting to Al Whitmore and BAE Systems.

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James McNamara Promoted to SEC Chief Human Capital Officer; Kenneth Johnson Quoted

James McNamara, acting chief human capital officer at the Securities and Exchange Commission, is assuming the role on a full time basis. McNamara will drive the sustainment of the agency's workforce, oversee policies and human resource efforts in employee development, recruitment, retention and leadership under his new role, SEC said Thursday.

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Analysis: US Wars Post-9/11 Have Cost Nearly $6T

The chair of the Department of Political Science at Boston University estimates that, as of fiscal year 2019, the U.S. will have to spend $5.9T to pay for all the wars the country has been involved in following the 9/11 terror attacks. Professor Neta Crawford, who also serves as the director of the Costs of War Project at BU, breaks down this cost projection in detail in a recently-released paper titled “United States Budgetary Costs of the Post-9/11 Wars Through FY2019: $5.9 Trillion Spent and Obligated”.

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DARPA Develops Military System Performance Prediction Tools

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has developed mathematical tools and methods to help designers understand risks associated with the design and modeling of large military systems such as aerospace vehicles and engines. Research teams under DARPA’s Enabling Quantification of Uncertainty in Physical Systems program have developed uncertainty quantification tools to increase chances that new …

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NASA Selects 11 Educational Institutions for Science, Tech R&D Grants

NASA will invest $8 million in research and technology development projects of 11 academic institutions across the U.S. as part of the space agency’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program. Each winning school will receive up to $750,000 over three years to explore tools and methods that can help NASA facilitate Earth science, aeronautics, human and robotic …

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