What Makes Silicon Valley Unique? by Greg Satell

DeM Banter:  Interesting piece and something I think the military really needs to ponder.  It also harkens back to something I have been pondering for a long time. Microclimates.... and Disruptive Thinking.... innovationexcellence.com / Greg Satell / view original In a recent interview, tech guru Marc Andreessen noted that, although Beijing has great potential to be the next Silicon Valley, it …

US Senators Warn Of Sequester’s Effects, But Offer No Alternatives By John T. Bennett

DeM Banter: Well... admitting we have a problem is the first step in solving it...no? Or... are we just sitting around admiring the problem? Looking toward the future...prediction....it will get much worse before it gets any better. DefenseNews.com July 18, 2013 Nelson: 'Shooting Ourselves Up The Torso' WASHINGTON — Senators on Thursday warned the United …

The Next QDR Is The Last Chance For Sanity By Shawn Brimley

DeM Banter: There are so many DEEP question that MUST be answered before this QDR even begins...that we all know will remained unanswered. We need strategy....leadership....innovation...collaboration--and I'm still wondering where the lions are.... No doubt it is hard, difficult, time consuming, etc...but this is America...we are so much better than this.... DefenseOne.com July 15, 2013 …

Idled Air Force Squadrons Resume Flights By Julian E. Barnes and Damian Paletta

DeM Banter: So.. if the sequester continues into FY14 (indications are that it will)... we will have to ground these units again as of 30 Sept? Brilliant... Wall Street Journal (wsj.com) July 15, 2013 Training Flights Are Back for Crews Idled Since April Due to Sequester WASHINGTON—The Air Force said Monday that it resumed training …