December 2012

Over the past week, North Korea demonstrated long-range rocket capabilities—violating United Nations (“U.N.”) Security Council resolutions—by sending a scientific satellite into orbit. The successful launch has triggered international uproar as it brings the nation closer to completing a comprehensive nuclear weapons system that can...

The debate over contractor compensation continues. The Senate unanimously approved the $631 billion annual defense policy bill on Tuesday (12/4) that includes a proposal from Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to decrease the cap on taxpayer-funded compensation to contractors from $763,000 to $230,700. ...

November was characterized by important government policy events and a strong showing by Big Data in Venture Capital fundings. On the government side, President Obama signed Policy Directive 20, a classified order that enables the military to act more aggressively to thwart cyberattacks on...