Space Force: A New Branch of the U.S. Military

On February 19th, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive 4, (SPD-4), which directed the Department of Defense to create a sixth branch of the military under the Air Force. The purpose of this force would be to "...the United States Space Force would be authorized to organize, train, and equip military space forces of the …

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This Week in Science Policy: March 2018 3.2 Edition

This week in Science Policy, Secretary Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas, testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to discuss the upcoming 2019 fiscal year budget for the Department of Energy (DoE). Secretary Perry highlighted on several topics, including the need to enhance the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal, strengthening the energy …

Cybersecurity: Protection in a Growing Cyber World

Todays modern society has integrated with the Internet in more ways than we can imagine. From social media, online shopping, and communication, cyber-world is rapidly becoming a core aspect of our lives. However, with this rapid integration, it is vital that the personal security, that comes with this technology, is properly prepared to handle threats …