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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NNSA Gives Russia Free Military Equipment

NNSA Gives Russia Free Military Equipment

Stories like this don't help to explain NNSA to Congress.


Anonymous said...

Not exactly an unbiased reporting source. This is training gear used by NNSA and its contractors to engage in "force-on-force" tactical exercises to assess security at CAT 1 nuclear facilities under DOE/NNSA control. It has been in use for many years, is not "new technology," and is of no use on the actual battlefield. It simulates results of attack and defense scenarios, specifying which "attackers" and "defenders" are successful or eliminated, by laser "gunshots" tracked and recorded by gear worn by the participants in the scenario.

This type of sharing cooperation with Russia has been in effect for many years, for reasons of helping to secure nuclear materials, and the fact that reconsideration based on recent events has not occurred yet is not a "scandal" or "criminal," it is just another excuse for congresspeople with nothing better to do but blather to the media.

Sara DAr said...

Stay away from 'Yes men'
It is not hard to find stories of offshore software development firms over-promising and under-delivering. With increasing competition among offshore vendors, some of the companies would go to any length to land contracts. In a desperate attempt to keep up the volume of work, they tend to start telling the clients exactly what the clients want to hear, all the time. They end up saying Yes to everything that comes their way. '
Get involved, stay engaged
Some people still think that you can put a bunch of software developers in a room, feed them project specifications, pizza and soda, and the complete product magically appears in a few weeks or month, only to discover upon delivery that project has gone way off-track. Not being passionately involved with your offshore team is a recipe for failure. Your team is not addressing a technology challenge; they are addressing your business challenge using technology. And no one knows your business and your vision better than you.
Communication is key
It's easy to underestimate this, but communication failures are the biggest IT project killers; whether they are onsite or offshore. Putting good communication frameworks in place is ever more critical while working with global teams. One of the most important things you should do is to demand a seasoned project manager located offshore who works directly with the developers. This person should manage all communication since developers are not the best communicators and should provide you daily status reports. I
offshore company formation

Anonymous said...

The topic:

NNSA Gives Russia Free Military Equipment

Who posted about software development and why (especially under this topic)?!

Anonymous said...

Phishing scam, obviously. Although I am not stupid enough to click on any links.

Anonymous said...

Congress is busy looking the other way instead of investigating how a Los Alamos guard managed to loose his gun while on duty. Typical.

Anonymous said...

Congress doesn't "investigate" things, it just holds political hearings. This MILES gear transfer is a non-issue (unless you are against Russia securing its SNM).

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