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Spies and Shuttles: NASA's Secret Relationships with the DoD and CIA

James E. David

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049991
eISBN:
9780813050430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049991.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

NASA's public image through the years is of an organization that has engaged only in civilian and open activities. Although this is true in many cases, there is another side to NASA's history. This ... More


Inside the Beltway, 1984

Lawrence Badash

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

During the summer of 1983, the Defense Nuclear Agency (DNA) responded to the possibility that nuclear winter might be a real phenomenon in a prompt and honest manner. Like other government agencies, ... More


Militarizing Education: The Intelligence Community’s Spy Camps

Roberto J. González

in The Imperial University: Academic Repression and Scholarly Dissent

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680894
eISBN:
9781452948799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680894.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter provides an overview of America’s spy agencies. The high school program “Spy Camp” was carried out by Trinity University in Washington, DC using part of a pilot grant from the U.S. ... More


Scientific Progress and Controversy

Lawrence Badash

in A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012720
eISBN:
9780262258531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012720.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Nuclear winter scientists not only attended meetings of the bodies that undertook studies on the phenomenon, but also participated in lectures and conferences. For example, Richard Turco and Owen ... More


Military Contractors and the American Way of War

Deborah Avant and Renée de Nevers

in The Modern American Military

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199895946
eISBN:
9780190252663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895946.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Contractors are deeply intertwined with the American military and U.S. foreign policy. Over half the personnel the United States has deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003 have been contractors. ... More


Hacked but Don’t Know It: Confronting the Cybersecurity Challenge

Frederick R. Chang

in Fourteen Points for the Twenty-First Century: A Renewed Appeal for Cooperative Internationalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179001
eISBN:
9780813179018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179001.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses cybersecurity in an era when everyone is constantly using the Internet. It highlights the importance of research to ensure that information stays safe while users are on the ... More


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