Monthly Archives: December 2012

The fog of war…and the Hurricane Sandy forecasts and emergency response.

Wikipedia tells us that the fog of war is the uncertainty in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations. The term seeks to capture the uncertainty regarding one’s own capability, adversary capability, and adversary intent during an engagement, operation, … Continue reading

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An inconvenient truth: an $80B Hurricane Sandy supplemental budget request teeters on the fiscal cliff

State-level requests for federal funding to cover disaster relief for hurricane Sandy are starting to come in. The New Jersey and New York requests alone total some $40B apiece. Expect further but smaller requests from Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. The … Continue reading

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The search for ice in the solar system…and an ultimate irony

Friday morning’s Washington Post contained a few items that make an interesting juxtaposition. The first was a brief squib on page A3 announcing that a NASA probe had discovered “a vast amount” of ice at Mercury’s north pole. [You can … Continue reading

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