Congress passes budget deal, launches frenetic appropriations activity; House, Senate release COMPETES Act discussion drafts; Congress in brief; Agency updates
Iddo K. Wernick, Parth Vaishnav
Brad Allenby, Mark Hagerott
In a world where battles are increasingly fought by robotic vehicles and computer malware, national security may not be well-served by a small, culturally homogeneous military. Is it time to bring back the draft?
William A. Stiles Jr.
Attention to the political context of coastal communities will be necessary if the United States is to improve on its current storm-by-storm approach to climate adaptation.
Andrea Saltelli, Silvio Funtowicz
More stringent quality criteria are needed for models used at the science/policy interface, and here is a checklist to aid in the responsible development and use of models.
Jody A. Roberts