Cut DoD Budget With Care; Sustain Development Dough

Aug. 22, 2011

When Secretary Panetta visited troops in Afghanistan and Iraq last month, press reports heralded his "rough and tumble" rhetoric and "salty" exchanges with the troops. But beneath these lighthearted personal moments lies a serious truth: short of the president, no one bears greater responsibility for the safety and well being of our military volunteers than the secretary of defense. In a time of expanding missions, shrinking budgets, and the prospect of hundreds of billions of "Super Committee" cuts waiting in the wings, those responsibilities must lie heavy on the secretary's brow.

Fortunately, this…

AIA Congratulates CAAFI on Williams Trophy Award

Aug. 18, 2011

The Aerospace Industries Association congratulates the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative team on being selected to receive the 2011 Williams Trophy. Richard L. Altman and the CAAFI team are a significant force in advancing commercially sustainable biofuels.

The aviation industry’s environmental track record is notable. Today’s commercial aircraft are 70 percent more fuel efficient than jet aircraft of the 1960s. Sustainable biofuels have the potential to be 80 percent more fuel efficient than fossil fuels, which means that sustainable aviation biofuels will contribute 80 percent less CO2 on a lifecycle basis than fossil fuels.…

Wes Bush,  “Unmanned Systems: The Value of Innovation”

Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) North America 2011 Forum
Washington, D.C.
August 17, 2011

August 2011 eUpdate

Aug. 12, 2011