In their report to the President and Congress the OSC established that there was gross mismanagement of the FAA’s Red Team, which resulted in a substantial and specific danger to public safety. Too bad the airlines, airport authorities and FAA did not address this prior to 9/11. The reason the FAA didn’t know what to do with the Red Team findings is that there were testing protocols established with the airlines to which FAA agents at airports had to adhere when conducting screening checkpoint tests. The Red Team and terrorists didn’t give a flip about testing protocols, they just wanted to defeat the system and, in Al Qaeda’s case, kill Americans, destroy the World Trade Center and strike the Pentagon.
On 15 May, 2015, the American Leadership and Policy Foundation (ALPF) had the distinct honor of announcing the J.H. Meyer-Ronald Reagan Legacy in Leadership Scholarship. The $2,500.00 per year scholarship will be awarded to ALPF interns and Jr. Fellows who demonstrate excellence in civic service and leadership.
ALPF Fellows Discuss the value of strategic and critical thinking and it’s role in our complex and modern society, Skype interview May 9, 2015, on Thinking Strategically (Podcast). Timothy Williamson, host of Thinking Strategically, interviews ALPF Chairman David Stuckenberg and Research Fellow and Technology Team Lead Ryan Hinkley. As the complexity of America’s infrastructure, technology, and society increases there has been a tendency towards homogeny of […]
The chairman of the American Leadership and Policy Foundation, David Stuckenberg, is a military pilot who writes about airspace security. Speaking via Skype, he said the present safety systems are inadequate. “We need to understand that we’ve been lucky and as technology increases and as drones proliferate people will increasingly look at these as weapons of opportunity or technologies that can be adapted for ill intent.”
A large variety of jamming devices – illegal to market and sell in the U.S. – are available on the Internet. Their use could lead to interference with the reception of signals from our Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) satellites (GPS). Through frequency interference and manipulation, criminals, terrorists, and hostile powers can deny or scramble information in a manner that will damage communication, transportation and function of most digital technologies in the private and public sectors.
Since 9/11, the United States government has made extensive investments to safeguard citizens, cherished monuments, critical infrastructure and key government installations. Unfortunately, many safeguards are easily bypassed by overflight. On January 26, 2015, a small drone bypassed the fences and radar protecting the White House and crashed unceremoniously onto the south lawn.
In a landmark Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit brought by Bloomberg, the Federal Court ordered the Fed to disclose documentation pertaining to its emergency lending facilities. Here’s the crux, experts had initially estimated the Fed’s lending to be in the neighborhood of $7 trillion – but they were off – way off. Analysis of FOIA documents by Levy’s economists revealed that the true amount of the bailout (across all LOLR functions) exceeded $29.5 trillion (that’s 29 thousand five hundred times a billion!).
ALPF Chairman David Stuckenberg and Director of Communications David Liapis speak on Spokane Washington’s KJRB 790 RADIO- about the civil-unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Pealing away the media rhetoric, Stuckenberg and Liapis hone in on the core civic issues at play amid an unprecedented period of civil-unrest near St Louis, Missouri.
Adapted from commentary published by USAFE. Today, a large number of Americans travel the world annually, but less than an estimated one percent of the citizenry actually live abroad. The ability to reside, work, and travel in an international climate provides each of us a rare and challenging opportunity to improve our Cultural Intelligence Quotient […]
[With respect to Ebola] …the CDC has downplayed the gravity of the situation to the public while allowing itself to be complacent. Complacency in disease control is indistinguishable from a contribution to its success. Meanwhile, misleading the public and providing contradictory statements is unethical.