On Monday’s Fresh Air [3/12/12], John Villasenor, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, explains what these drones will be able to see and how they work. He also talks about the privacy and national security concerns raised by using drones for surveillance purposes.
P. W. Singer, a Senior Fellow and Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution, and author of
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century
Huffduffed from http://www.brookings.edu/events/2011/0721_cybersecurity.aspx
In his new book, Simpler: The Future of Government (Simon & Schuster, 2013), bestselling author and academic Cass Sunstein shares his lessons as head of the “most powerful White House office you’ve never heard of.” As administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Sunstein worked with others to initiate a program of simple, data-driven regulation designed to increase efficiency and flexibility of government. In Simpler, he illustrates how simplifying regulation saves money, improves health and lengthens lives—and why this is just the beginning.
On April 5, Governance Studies at Brookings, as part of the Management and Leadership Initiative, hosted a book launch for Simpler: The Future of Government to discuss the streamlining and reimagination of American regulation and rule-making. Moderated by Senior Fellow Elaine Kamarck, Sunstein offered key insights from his book and how to rethink what government can and should accomplish.
(Presentation is at 4:08–37:40.)