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John Young is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, and a former undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics. In a recent issue of Defense News, he writes that current procedures limiting the use of multiyear procurement contracts within the Department of Defense result in enormous waste of taxpayer dollars. He argues that expanding the use of multiyear contracts would improve efficiency and save money. Writes Young, "It would dramatically improve defense acquisition if more programs were executed under stable, multiyear funding, limiting the annual budget process churn that consumes precious program management time." Click here to read the article in full.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding a proposed mosque near New York City's Ground Zero with a call for the mosque's supporters to take steps to lay critics' concerns to rest. Dr. Hamid says not only should the proponents of the mosque come out strongly against all forms of violent radicalism, they should acknowledge cultural and historical signals that may be sent by the mosque's construction. Dr. Hamid was interviewed at length by the New Jersey Jewish Standard ; click here to read the article in full.
The International Center for Terrorism Studies at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies presented a special Luncheon Seminar, "The Next Middle East Wars: Lebanon, Gaza and Iran?" at noon on Wednesday, August 18. Panelists included Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director of ICTS; Amb. Theodore Kattouff (Ret.), Former US Ambassador to Syria and President and CEO, AMIDEAST; Dr. Kenneth Katzman, Specialist in Middle East Affairs, Congressional Research Service; and Dr. Patrick Clawson, Deputy Director for Research, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The event was co-sponsored by the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, the Inter-University Center for Legal Studies of the International Law Institute, and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies. Click here to watch C-SPAN coverage of the event, or click below to watch a video of the event in its entirety.
Dr. Tawfik Hamid is Chair for the Study of Islamic Radicalism at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He is also a former radical Muslim activist and is closely watching the controversy surrounding a proposal to build a mosque near New York City's Ground Zero. Dr. Hamid says there is one way the supporters of the mosque project can defuse criticism of their plans. According to Dr. Hamid, the mosque's supporters must make a public and unequivocal statement regarding their opposition to militant Islam and, specifically, to harsh provisions of Sharia law. Click here to listen to Dr. Hamid's comments on Washington, DC's WTOP radio.
Tevi Troy, PhD, is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, and a writer and consultant on health care and domestic policy. Dr. Troy previously served as Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. At a recent hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dr. Troy testified on the problem of "agency capture," in which government agencies get too cozy with industries they are supposed to regulate. The hearing came in the wake of allegations that the federal Minerals Management Service's closeness to oil companies contributed to the BP oil spill disaster. Click here to watch C-SPAN's coverage of the hearing featuring Dr. Troy's testimony.
- Is the West Warming to Georgia?
- World Cup Bombings Underscore Growing Risk in East Africa
- C-SPAN Coverage of Discussion Forum with Rep. Mike Rogers
- Senior Fellow Tevi Troy on Oil Spill Response
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Muzzling Georgian Media
- Senior Research Fellow James Barnett on FCC's Interoperability Solution
- Senior Fellow David Smith on US Support of Georgia
- CHPP Director in Modern Healthcare
- US-Russia Spy Swap: Who Wins?
- Senior Fellow David Smith on US-Russia Spy Swap
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- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
Sponsored by AAAS and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
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Registration is free for all participants - all welcome who are interested in neuroscience and its intersection with policy, ethics and...
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- Cyber & Hardware Hacking Scenarios 2023 June 17, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- ICTS Event: Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? September 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Event: "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase" August 28, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
Potomac Institute Cyber Center Seminar: To bring to life the gravity of how our current cyber approach is failing and to suggest what a successful strategy may look like, Dr. Ben Sheppard will outline four scenarios:
1. Cyber defenders become...
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Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployment that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater security cooperation exercises...
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a luncheon seminar, Inevitable Last Resort: Syria or Iran First? on Tuesday, September 11, at the Institute. Co-sponsors of this event include the...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, "Turkey's Partnership for Security: The Next Phase," on Tuesday, August 28, at the Institute. This event is by invitation/registration...
Brown-Bag Lunchtime Lecture Series
Thursday, 9. August 2012
2nd Floor Conference Room
CNS Summer Visiting Scholars' Research Lectures
Ilona Brueckmann, Carnegie-Mellon University, PA.
Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...