Voices

The psychology of grassroots advocacy and sustaining a movement

Historically low public trust and confidence in government could pose a significant threat to sustaining grassroots movements and civic participation in government relations.

Does fear influence or immobilize

Whether it’s deciding who to vote for, or how whether to give money or your time to a cause, many believe that instilling fear in your supporters wins their allegiance and action.

The top 5 predictors of success when attempting to influence an undecided legislator

When it comes to influencing members of Congress there are no “six easy steps to yes.” To increase your influence, you need a strategy.

Contractor confidence a bright spot in an uncertain political environment

Survey results show that contractors, vendors and suppliers are betting that the economy will continue to grow, and agency budgets and spending will continue to improve.

Cybersecurity and cryptography in the post-quantum world

A quantum computer can solve certain computational problems in fewer steps than a classical computer. While this efficiency presents opportunities in areas such as machine learning and data analytics, it also poses certain risks in cryptography and cybersecurity.

Air Force FY18 budget request sees R&D boost, few procurement surprises

The big surprise in the Air Force’s fiscal year 2018 budget request is how little it differs from previously projected estimates.

To reform or not reform the tax code

Tax Reform remains a major priority for Republicans in Congress and the President. But, it will be one of the most difficult things to achieve in Washington.

Special Operations Command creating new drone technology initiative

U.S. Special Operations Command is partnering with the Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office to create a new organization dedicated to advancing drone technology

Can the GOP fix the corporate income tax?

There aren’t many things that Republican and Democratic politicians concur on nowadays. But most would agree that our corporate income tax system is a mess.

F-35’s logistics system moves forward with new software upgrade

The Defense Department’s F-35 office has given the Navy and Air Force the green light to upgrade the aircraft’s information technology backbone, the Automatic Logistics Information System.