State Department Goes on Cyber Offensive

05/05/2011
By Dr. Richard Weitz 05/05/2011 - Under Hillary Clinton, the U.S. State Department has made a major effort to promote international Internet liberties, including the freedoms of expression, association, and assembly online. Taken together, these rights comprise what Secretary Clinton has called the “freedom to connect.” The Department faces both…

Shaping Manufacturing for Sustainability: The Eurocopter Approach (2)

05/03/2011
05/03/2011 - Following the interview with Alain Rolland, where the Senior VP outlined the core approach of Eurocopter in shaping its approach to manufacturing for sustainability, SLD visited the factory to view some concrete examples of the approach.Pierre Maret, the head of the Development Center for Excellence, focused on the…

Can the PRC Dominate the Pacific in the Next 15 Years?

04/30/2011
Can the PRC Dominate the Pacific in the Next 15 Years? That is the question we pose to start our new companion Website, The Second Line of Defense Forum (http:///www.sldforum.com).  The editor-in-chief for the Forum is our well-known colleague, the Honorable Ed Timerlake. The first Second Line of Defense Forum issue…

Leveraging the Advantages of the USN-USMC Team

04/27/2011
04/27/2011 - In late March 2011, Second Line of Defense visited San Diego to discuss the evolution of the USN-USMC team as seen by key members of the staff of Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet.  At a time when the nation is remembering the 100 years of Naval Aviation,…

DHS Grapples with Cyber Threats

04/27/2011
By Dr. Richard Weitz 04/27/2011 - When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was established in March 2003, enhancing U.S. cyber security was designated as one of its primary goals. In signing the legislation creating DHS in November 2002, President George W. Bush said “the department will gather and focus…

A Cautionary Tale Of Outsourcing To China

04/27/2011
By Richard McCormack Originally published in Manufacturing & Technology News. 04/27/2011 - Thousands of American companies that have moved production to China to take advantage of cheap labor might want to consider a case study that is unfolding for a U.S. manufacturing company. Fellowes Inc., one of the world's largest…