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    Solyndra-Linked Executive to Lead Pentagon's Advanced Tech Agency

    A venture capital executive with ties to defunct solar company Solyndra has been hired as the new chief of the Defense Department program heading up the Pentagon’s renewable energy push. Arati Prabhakar, a former partner at U.S. Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that backed Solyndra, has been … More

    DARPA Cranks Up Cyber Effort with “Plan X”

    It seems that the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) has decided that drastic measures are needed to address the Defense Department’s cyber needs, both offensive and defensive. The decision is clearly the right one; it is simply amazing that in the face of ever-growing cyberattacks, it has taken them … More

    Guest Blogger: Connecting the Dots and the Christmas Plot

    “We slipped up.”  That’s what Patrick F. Kennedy the Undersecretary of State for Management said at a Senate hearing last week about the Christmas Day bomb plot and the arrest of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. He has a gift for understatement. But the real question isn’t whether we “slipped up” – … More