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Brian Weeden
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Here is an article I just published that looks at two other pads at Xichang that are likely being used for China's ASAT testing in 2007 and most recently in May of 2013: http://swfound.org/media/167224/Through_a_Glass_Darkly_March2014.pdf
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A good overview of the failure that was NPOES, and the two likely to fail programs that replaced it: http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/major-shifts-flow-from-npoess-polar-satellite-program-crisis-01557/
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A really good article on how hackers brute force passwords, and how some websites make it really easy to do: http://buff.ly/13WTtIG
For Ars, three crackers have at 16,000+ hashed passcodes—with 90 percent success.
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How the Tea Party is wrecking Eric Cantor's push for market-based alternatives to Obama's liberal policies:


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Why the #Benghazi investigation needs to focus more on what happened before attack & bipartisan security funding cuts:


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U.S. Navy Invests in Coveralls That Won't Burst Into Flames http://buff.ly/1arfVsG
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A very interesting op-ed on space programs in emerging countries: http://www.spacenews.com/article/opinion/36947emerging-space-programs-the-age-of-cooperation
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following the infamous Miley Cyrus performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, U.S. military psychological units have been broadcasting the video to every known Al Qaeda operative
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Why is it FBI policy not to electronically record its interviews with people & only use hand-written notes? http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2013/05/10/beware-fbi-when-not-recording/yz55UX8WMKU080pN4aP68K/story.html
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Venezuela is running low on toilet paper, and it's blaming the media


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Space Policy Expert
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  • Secure World Foundation
    Technical Advisor, 2007 - present
  • US Air Force
    Space and Missile Officer, 1998 - 2007
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Washington, DC
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Montreal, Quebec - Colorado Springs, CO - Great Falls, MT - Lompoc, CA - Potsdam, NY - Baldwinsville, NY
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Space expert, engineer, husband, father, all around geek.
Introduction
I'm a lifelong geek with a fascination for everything from history to computers to the outdoors to military strategy. I grew up in upstate New York and as a kid I played American football and lacrosse and was an Eagle Scout.  

I attended college on a US Air Force ROTC scholarship and studied electrical engineering.  After graduation I went into the US Air Force as an officer.  I spent the next 9 years working various jobs in space and missile operations, including 275 nuclear alerts in Montana and time spent tracking satellites in Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado.

In 2007 I married my wife, an officer in the Canadian military, and l left the Air Force to pursue her military career.  I joined Secure World Foundation, where I work on space security issues and in particular space policy.

In addition to working at SWF, I'm also currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. 

My wife and I have two young children, a boy and a girl ages 3.5 and 2, who keep us pretty busy.  We love food, wine, travel, and technology.
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Made 99 jumps as a skydiver, build my own computers, and was in command of nuclear weapons on 9/11.
Education
  • George Washington University
    PhD in Public Administration and Public Policy, 2011 - present
  • University of North Dakota
    M.S. Space Studies, 2000 - 2006
  • Clarkson University
    B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1994 - 1998
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