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Why the Army Should Fire Generals and Promote Captains | The Washington Post

February 21, 2014

The best evidence for this is that we didn’t win in Iraq and haven’t won in Afghanistan. Military journalist Thomas E. Ricks has argued that America’s generals and colonels have been largely responsible for these failures. Small, transient battlefield successes — the Sunni Awakening in Iraq and partnering with militias in Afghanistan to defeat Taliban groups — were largely products of enterprising junior officers: perceptive lieutenants, captains and occasionally majors.

Verizon Donated $100 Million to Schools. That’s Just 7.5 Hours of Revenue | The Washington Post

February 7, 2014

"[The private-sector contributions] focus on a lot of exciting things — like devices, and helping teachers with broadband connectivity," said Danielle Kehl, a policy analyst at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute. "But it's not going toward the E-Rate infrastructure itself, and that's one of the critical pieces."

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Mining the Brain for Profit | The Washington Post

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  • Grady Johnson,
  • New America Foundation
March 31, 2013 |

Comcast, the Soon-to-Be Gazillion-Pound Technology Gorilla | The Washington Post

February 13, 2014

This sets up an uneven relationship between cable companies and wireless carriers, the latter of which are growing increasingly reliant on fixed broadband as a safety valve for demand. As the New America Foundation's Michael Calabrese notes in a 2013 white paper, "cell site bottleneck is a very real constraint." Cisco estimates that 57 percent of all U.S. mobile device traffic was offloaded to WiFi last year. That figure is expected to top 64 percent by 2018.

Here’s Obama’s Plan to Give Teachers and Libraries $1 Billion a Year in Extra Funding | The Washington Post

February 4, 2014

"While a bigger broadband pipe costs more overall, the price per megabit of capacity goes down (meaning that with more students, schools would get more 'bang for the buck' in terms of bandwidth)," wrote New America Foundation scholars Danielle Kehl and Lindsey Tepe in a blog post. For small rural districts, schools with enrollment shortfalls, and districts that have opted for smaller class sizes, this funding structure could prove challenging and ultimately increase inequities by making it more difficult for smaller schools to pay for adequate connectivity."

U.S. News College Ranker Poses Questions About Federal College Ratings | The Washington Post

February 7, 2014

“It reminds me a little bit of casino owners insisting they are in the gaming business, not the gambling business,” joked Kevin Carey, director of education policy at the New America Foundation. Carey wondered whether journalists or other independent ...

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Al-Qaeda Disavows Any Ties With Radical Islamist Isis Group In Syria, Iraq | The Washington Post

February 3, 2014

Brian Fishman, a counterterrorism research fellow with the New America Foundation in Washington who has written extensively on al-Qaeda and its affiliates, said that Zawahiri's action reflects an internal debate that dates back to the founding of al ...

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News Sites Could Protect Your Privacy With Encryption. Here’s Why They Probably Won’t. | The Washington Post

December 11, 2013

Kevin Bankston, policy director at the New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute, agrees with Soghoian. "Encrypting Web traffic regardless of the type of service you offer should be the norm going forward," he says, but it's particularly important for news organizations, given the sensitive nature of reading habits.

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