Raul Schuett

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This week on Commuting to Congress, I discuss the two…

This week on Commuting to Congress, I discuss the two appropriations bills that passed in the House last week, a bill that will create a 100th anniversary commemorative coin for the National Parks Service, activities surrounding the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and the Senate hearing where Justice John Paul Stevens spoke about his concerns about how big money is affecting our campaigns and affecting how government works.<p>Transcript:<br>Good afternoon this is Congressman Sarbanes, I wanted …

BREAKING NEWS:  Tennessee bill would turn off resources and…

BREAKING NEWS: Tennessee bill would turn off resources and other assistance to NSA code-breaking facility at Oak Ridge<p>Please +1 and RESHARE to help spread the word!<p>The state-level effort to turn off water and electricity to the National Security Agency (NSA) got a major boost today as legislators in Tennessee introduced a bill to ban the state from providing material support to the federal agency.<p>A long-standing secretive NSA computing facility calls Oak Ridge home. According to NSA researcher …

Lumpkin steps in as Miller leaves at DoD — OMB, DoD wait for 2014 spending bill — Gatesgate Day 2 — Iraq dominates U.S. headlines

<i>With Jonathan Topaz and Austin Wright</i><p><b>IRAQ ONCE AGAIN DOMINATES THE HEADLINES:</b> And the violence in Iraq and the gains made by Al Qaeda-linked groups there gets the top billing.<p>— The New York Times’ Peter Baker examines the White House’s hands-off approach since U.S. troops left in 2011. …

About the 80,000 BlackBerrys the DoD “bought”: It didn’t

Reports of an 80,000 BlackBerry order from the U.S. Department of Defense made the rounds earlier this week, driving up BlackBerry(s bbry) shares by …

DoD test report warns of major cybersecurity vulnerabilities — The MV Cape Ray leaves on its mission — Menendez approves Iraqi helicopter deal

<i>With Jonathan Topaz and Austin Wright</i><p><b>DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER — A FIRST LOOK AT THE PENTAGON’S ANNUAL TESTING REPORT:</b> It’s not being released publicly until Wednesday, but Morning Defense got a sneak peek at the 2013 report from Michael Gilmore, the director of DoD’s Operational Test and …

U.S. Army to Track Employees' Web Activity to Thwart Future Snowdens

The U.S. Army plans to monitor the online behavior of its employees with tracking software that will be woven into Army Network 2020, an in-house …

Pentagon Awards $104 Million in Defense Contracts Tuesday

The Department of Defense awarded only five new defense contracts Monday, worth just $104.3 million in total. Publicly traded defense contractors …

Lockheed Martin Lands $822.5 Million in Defense Contracts Friday

The Department of Defense announced 12 new defense contracts Friday, worth $1.07 billion combined. <b>Lockheed Martin</b> , the nation's largest pure-play …

U.S. Department of Defense to Open Its Own App Store

The U.S. Department of Defense is getting its very own app store, so soldiers can more efficiently book plane tickets and call in airstrikes.<p>The …

U.S. Army On Front Line Of Work-Life Balance

As a mother, wife and family physician in the U.S. Army, I’ve been following with interest the national discussion on why there are so few women in senior leadership roles and whether women can “have it all.” In Army medicine, we are fortunate to have the first female Surgeon General of the U.S. …

Budget plan would slash Army by 100,000 soldiers

WASHINGTON — The Army would be slashed by more than 100,000 soldiers to a force of 420,000 by 2019 under budget plans set to be unveiled next month. It is a level far below what Army leaders have said they would need to ensure they can fight one major war.<p>The Army currently has 528,000 soldiers and …

US Army colonel: world is sleepwalking to a global energy crisis | Nafeez Ahmed

Senior figures from industry, military and politics explore risks of financial chaos, oil depletion and climate catastrophe<p>A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London warning that continued dependence on fossil fuels puts the world at risk of an …

Budget plan would slash Army by 100,000 soldiers

The Army and other services have been fighting over shrinking resources for the future.<p>WASHINGTON — The Army would be slashed by more than 100,000 soldiers to a force of 420,000 by 2019 under budget plans set to be unveiled next month.<p>It is a level far below what Army leaders have said they would …

UPDATE: Fort Meade Boosts Gate Security Following Navy Yard Shooting

Officials said there was no specific threat to the installation. Visitors may expect delays at gates.<p><b>UPDATED: 1:27 p.m.</b> Fort Meade officials have …

FBI Launches Investigation Into Alleged Child Sexual Abuse At Fort Meade Army Base

Spokesman Chad Jones told CNN there is one known allegation concerning the Youth Center, a facility offering before and after-school programs for middle school aged children.<p>CNN has more:<p>But officials are sending hundreds of letters to families whose children might have come in contact with an …

FBI Investigating Possible Child Sex Abuse At Fort Meade

The FBI is looking into allegations of child sex abuse at the Fort Meade Youth Center in Maryland.<p>The Army Times reports that Fort Meade spokesperson, Mary Doyle declined to name the youth center employee suspected of the abuse. She also said the employee left their job voluntarily last year.<p>The …

How to … design and implement a strategic plan

Strategic planning helps determine mid- to long- term goals and what areas to focus on.<p>It is harder to do in development sector as there is often a great amount of unmet need, which one intervention alone cannot tackle. Management guru Peter Drucker famously said that in for-profit organisations, …

Four Tips for Better Strategic Planning

<i>This post was coauthored by Logan Chandler.</i><p>No great strategy was born without careful thought. That’s why the process of planning a strategy itself is an important vehicle for setting priorities, making investment decisions, and laying out growth plans. But for many companies, the activity has …

Common Strategic Planning Mistakes

The CEO of a regional engineering firm recently told me, "I've participated in about 25 strategic planning efforts with this firm, and I don't know …