Skimming Pentagon contract announcements and solicitations can give one a sense of just how much the federal government is trying to do in the national-security arena.
But sometimes you come across one that makes you scratch your head and say: Wow…what a great idea! Too bad it’s the Government and not God trying to do it, because there’s no way in Heaven it’s going to work without a higher being in control.
Take this presolicitation, here, for Afghanistan Source Operations Management [whatever that means] posted Friday by the Army:
The Department of Defense (DoD)/Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) seeks proposals for the operation and implementation of technologies to detect, disrupt, degrade, and dismantle insurgent groups. Certain areas of the world are plagued by insurgencies which survive in some measure due to problems of poor governance, corruption, militant resistance, ethnic conflicts and criminality. The security problems for the DoD/CTTSO are likely defined by insurgent groups attacking host nation government forces from within the population and exploiting the host nation government’s challenges in providing security and enforcing their laws. These insurgencies are likely supported by terrorist groups, criminal groups, and gangs. The objectives of this effort are as follows: implement a nonmaterial comprehensive information management solution, and then transition the solution to organizations that have the responsibility of countering insurgent groups.
Sisyphus, call your office!