SOF Week

News Flash! DoD Has Research Labs

And even better, they award contracts! Thank you to Wired’s Danger Room who published the story today about Senator Roland Burris (Dem, IL) questioning of Zachary Lemnios, the Obama administration’s nominee to be the Director of Defense Research and Engineering.

What is even more interesting than the Senator’s complete lack of knowledge of the Department of Defense writ large was how quickly he keyed in on the fact that someone awards contracts to support those Research Labs. Can you say “set aside”? Of course we know of many companies who probably wouldn’t even exist if it weren’t for a little help from their friends in Washington. At any rate, it will be interesting to watch the new Senator as he learns the ropes. We wonder what other discoveries he will make.

Read the entire transcript here or you can watch it here.

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