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JASON scrapped?

Grey Havoc

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https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/storied-jason-science-advisory-group-loses-contract-pentagon

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The DOD is in a worse state than ever, looks like....
 

Moose

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Grey Havoc said:
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/storied-jason-science-advisory-group-loses-contract-pentagon

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The DOD is in a worse state than ever, looks like....
Can't wait for the new advisory group, Eric Prince Inc.
 

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Grey Havoc said:
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/storied-jason-science-advisory-group-loses-contract-pentagon

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The DOD is in a worse state than ever, looks like....
You're assuming the Jason group hasn't become useless, or worse, counterproductive.
 

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sferrin said:
Grey Havoc said:
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/storied-jason-science-advisory-group-loses-contract-pentagon

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The DOD is in a worse state than ever, looks like....
You're assuming the Jason group hasn't become useless, or worse, counterproductive.
The Pentagon states they still intend to seek JASON's input in the future. But instead of the current open arrangement that allows JASON to be in on any project that may need/warrant it, they will be silo'ed into only the specfic programs/issues they are awarded contracts on. This is DoD silencing any of JASON's advice that runs contrary to the Good Facts company line.
 

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Moose said:
sferrin said:
Grey Havoc said:
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/storied-jason-science-advisory-group-loses-contract-pentagon

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The DOD is in a worse state than ever, looks like....
You're assuming the Jason group hasn't become useless, or worse, counterproductive.
The Pentagon states they still intend to seek JASON's input in the future. But instead of the current open arrangement that allows JASON to be in on any project that may need/warrant it, they will be silo'ed into only the specfic programs/issues they are awarded contracts on. This is DoD silencing any of JASON's advice that runs contrary to the Good Facts company line.
Sounds a little tin-foily. Why use them at all if all they're looking for is agreement?
 

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Seems the original purpose of JASON was to provide novel technological options to defense needs based on the latest scientific developments. Naturally that morphed over time and they likely began acting as a DOD funded in-house POGO. And now they are surprised at losing DOD support?

In any event, the Defense Science Board is still around. They do what people think JASON does but are drawn up predominantly from within the defense and technical community.
 
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