The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Spring 2012 Focus newsletter features a cover story on the new book by ICTS Director Yonah Alexander and Institute CEO Michael Swetnam, Al-Qai'da: Ten Years After 9/11 and Beyond. The book traces the terrorist group's development since the 9/11 attacks and since the death of its founder, Usama bin Laden. Also in this issue: a look at the new Potomac Institute Cyber Center, an interview with VP for Academic Programs Jim Giordano on his Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Germany, and highlights of this year's ICTS annual terrorism review. Click on the attachment below to read the issue in full.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Fall 2011 Focus newsletter features a cover story on "Lean Times as Opportunity: The Case for S&T When Defense Budgets Shrink." In this article, the Director of the Institute's Concepts and Analyses Division, Dwight Lyons, talks about the need to save research and development efforts from the chopping block as the Pentagon is forced to make hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of budget cuts. Also in this issue: an interview with CETO's Dr. Bill Powers on the future of unmanned vehicle systems in the Marine Corps, an overview of the Institute's new Innovation series, and a look at the Navy's Cyber Federal Executive Fellowship program, which is housed here at the Institute and at Carnegie Mellon University.