Alden Munson is a Senior Fellow and Member of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. In the latest issue of Aviation Week, he writes that after a decade of problems, acquisitions programs in the US intelligence community are finally back on track. Munson writes that a "conspiracy of hope" had been to blame for trouble in many acquisitions programs. He says in some cases, programs were started without necessary funding, government teams lacked the experience to make informed judgments, and contractors were chosen who lacked appropriate expertise. Click to read more here.