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Photo of Navy Seaman Arionna Russell connecting a fire hose to a P-100 fire pump during maintenance aboard the USS Michael Murphy in the Pacific Ocean.

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin R. Pacheco

Analysis & Opinions - Fox News

Best Career Option for New Graduates? Government Service

| June 11, 2019

Jobs in finance, consulting, technology, or law are appealing to many graduates, and many recent graduates find that they can apply their spirit of public service to these private-sector roles. But few, if any, of these roles satisfy the deep hunger for career purpose as well as working for government.

Defense Secretary James Mattis, left, applauds former Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, during the portrait unveiling ceremony for the former secretary at the Pentagon on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Analysis & Opinions - WIRED

DoD Head Ashton Carter Enlists Silicon Valley to Transform the Military

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  • Jessi Hempel
| Nov. 18, 2015

The DOD of course has a long history of jump-starting innovation. Historically, it has taken the megafunding and top-down control structures of the federal government to do the kind of investing required to create important technology for the military. Digital photography, GPS, the Internet itself—all were nourished by defense contracts before being opened up to the private sector, which then turned them into billion-dollar industries.

Now the flow has reversed. Defense has been caught in the throes of the same upheaval that has disrupted legacy industries, unseated politicians, and upended global dynamics.

Press Release

Harvard Kennedy School’s Ashton Carter Nominated as Pentagon’s Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics

| February 26, 2009

President Barack Obama announced Monday that he has nominated Dr. Ashton B. Carter to serve as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.

Journal Article - Washington Quarterly

The Day After: Action Following a Nuclear Blast in a U.S. City

Failure to develop a comprehensive contingency plan, such as the one proposed here, and inform the American public, where appropriate, about its particulars will only serve to amplify the devastating impact of any nuclear attack on a U.S. city