On May 28th, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies’(PIPS) Spring 2015 Research Interns presented their research findings and recommendations to members of the Institute.  Yaw Oteng-Agipong, Jr. performed worked through the semester supporting the development of the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI). Mr. Oteng-Agipong’s research project centered on the current problems and reform initiatives of defense acquisition models in the information era. Sabrina Katz worked with the Potomac Institute’s Regulatory Science and Engineering Centerduring the semester. Ms. Katz’s research focused on understanding, analyzing, and proposing improvements to the rulemaking process in the Environmental Protection Agency. Benjamin Schechter worked under the CRIDivision of PIPS. Mr. Schechter presented on potential cyber-related threats to brain-computer interfaces and examined the implications of these threats to the state. Upon conclusion of the briefings, Gen. Al Gray (Chairman, Board of Regents) presented the young scholars with a certificate for their research excellence in science, technology, and national security issues. The Potomac Institute thanks its interns for their hard work throughout the semester and wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.


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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is an independent, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit public policy research institute. The Institute identifies and aggressively shepherds discussion on key science and technology issues facing our society. From these discussions and forums, we develop meaningful science and technology policy options and ensure their implementation at the intersection of business and government.


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