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How Texas National Guard Could Go Green

New Study: Solar, Energy Efficiency Can Help the Texas National Guard Save Money and Water Kate Zerenner, August 24, 2016 (Environmental Defense Fund) “...[Many Texas defense facilities are in water-stressed counties that could leadShow More Summary

Why did Walmart take the unusual step to tackle chemicals?

This is a guest post fromMichelle Harvey, Directory of Supply Chains atEnvironmental Defense Fund. Walmart recently announced progress on its groundbreakingSustainable Chemistry Policy, a 2013 plan that set the stage for some 700 suppliers to rethink how they make more than 90,000 home and personal care products. Result: The world’s largest retailer [...]

In Defense Of Smart Beta And Low Volatility Funds

Low volatility funds have been very popular this year, but that may have begun to change last month, with a shift out of low volatility, with the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) near five-year lows. That might be a mistake on investors’ part, says QS Investors President James Norman. Show More Summary

Honor Defense Contributes Sub-Compact Pistol For DEA Survivors Fund Auction – Ends Soon!

Don’t miss out on your chance to support the DEA Survivors Benefit Fund ending next week, August 30, 2016, on GunsAmerica.com. GunsAmerica launched an auction for a brand new, All-American Made, Honor Guard Sub-Compact semi-automatic handgun chambered in 9MM. Show More Summary

REVEALED: American taxpayers funded 100% of research used to develop Big Pharma’s EpiPen

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Even though Heather Bresch has called the EpiPen her “baby,” its creation was only made possible through a contract with the Defense Department. According to USUncut, the Pentagon approached the device’s inventor, Sheldon Kaplan, in 1973 to enlist his help in developing a way for...

Derek Chollet on Books and Writing

Derek Chollet is Counselor and Senior Advisor for Security and Defense Policy at the German Marshall Fund. Your book, The Long Game, was published earlier this year. Would you tell us a little bit about it? The book is an effort to both describe Barack Obama's foreign policy, but also to explain it. Show More Summary

Boeing just cleaned up at the Pentagon's money table

Congrats Boeing. According to Department of Defense contracts that were awarded yesterday, Boeing is set to receive $3.2 billion in funding for various projects. Here's a roundup of Boeing's latest contracts. SEE ALSO: Looks like the...Show More Summary

Looks like the Pentagon turned on the F-35 money tap again (LMT)

America's most expensive weapon ever just got a gazillion more dollars from Uncle Sam. According to Defense News, t he Department of Defense approved another $1 billion in funding to reimburse Lockheed Martin for costs incurred for F-35's...Show More Summary

World’s largest aircraft just completed a 20 minute test flight

The hybrid plane/blimp/helicopter known as Airlander 10 spent 20 minutes in the air today after months of preparation. The airship, originally intended for the US military, lost its funding in 2013 due to defense spending cuts. Since,...Show More Summary

The only chart you need to see to know that America's F-35 is the future of warfare

Nobody spends money on defense like the Stars and Stripes, and that's most evident in the Department of Defense's annual Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) to Congress. Detailing the status, plans, and funding requirements for nearly...Show More Summary

Nuclear Modernization Ranked in Top 25 Most Costly Acquisition Programs

Major US nuclear weapons modernizations are among the top 25 most expensive Department of Defense acquisition programs in total projected funding, according to a report by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) released on Tuesday.

“Federal court blocks Texas law restricting language assistance to voters”

Release: The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) applauded a federal court order blocking the Texas law that limits access to interpreters for limited English proficient voters. The district court ruled that the Texas law, which requires interpreters … Continue reading ?

Report Details DoD Chem/Bio Defense Programs

Last year the Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug to be used as a countermeasure against Yersinia pestis, the biological agent that causes bubonic plague. The drug was developed with funding from the Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program (CBDP). Show More Summary

How close are we to a global market for aircraft emissions?

This is a guest post fromAnnie Petsonk, International Counsel forEnvironmental Defense Fund. More than 50,000 new large aircraft are expected to take to the skies by 2040 asdemand forinternational aviation skyrockets in emerging markets and beyond. As a result, emissions from the industry are forecasted to triple or quadruple over the next [...]

The Pentagon Has Been Preparing for Worldwide Civil Unrest by Learning to Target Protesters

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Since the 2008 crisis, the U.S. Department of Defense has been funding research that studies the dynamics of civil unrest; some planes have what is called a “corpse cupboard” to store dead passengers; and it turns out that the first person to use an umbrella in England was publicly shame for his audacious attempt to stay dry. Show More Summary

Honor Defense and DEA Survivors Benefit Fund to Auction Special Pistol

Honor Defense is supporting the DEA Survivors Benefit Fund though the donation of a new, All-American Made, Honor Guard Sub-Compact semi-automatic handgun The post Honor Defense and DEA Survivors Benefit Fund to Auction Special Pistol appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Frustrated Public Defender Appoints Governor -- And Licensed Attorney -- To Provide Indigent Defense

3 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Providing public defenders for criminal defendants may be Constitutional but it certainly isn't popular. When states look for places to cut budgets, far too often they find trimming public funding for defense lawyers is an easy way to find extra money without suffering any significant public backlash. Show More Summary

MO Gov. Axes Public Defense Funds, Finds Himself Defending Public

Amid one of the nation's worst public defense budget crises, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been ordered by the state's public-defender director to sign up as counsel of record for the state's poorest. Unable to pay for sufficient public defenders, the state's director of the public defender system called upon......

Don't Forget, Hillary Was Once a BigLaw Partner

Hillary Clinton, like many presidential contenders throughout history, is a lawyer. This is hardly a secret. Her work at the Children's Defense Fund and advocating for the rights of the disadvantaged generally is often touted by the candidate and her campaign. But Hillary's public interest work is only a......

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