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elephant cage

elephant cage  n.— «The NSA has another type of antenna array, nicknamed an elephant cage, which houses 360 elements. When the agency marries multiple elephant cages together, it can pinpoint exactly where a signal is coming from...

namerology

namerology  n.— «“Eighty years from now, the names we choose will be the sound of a generation, the stamp of an era.” The annual list was the brainchild of a Social Security actuary who hoped to bring more citizens to the agency’s...

self-licking ice cream cone

self-licking ice cream cone  n.— «By repeating Red Team victories from one Unified Command or agency to another without trying to fix the problem(s) creates a “self-licking ice cream cone” for the IO community, that is, an...

fam trip

fam trip  n.— «Many of the stories generated by Chinese publications have occurred as a result of familiarization trips, commonly known as “fam trips.” While media usually are required to pay their own way to and from Nevada...

3-D job

3-D job  n.— «“This has been described as a real ‘3-D’ job: demanding, dirty and dangerous,” Mr. Nakabo said. “Nobody really wants to be a part of it.”» —“Stubborn agency chief taking on organized crime in...

Peek-a-boo

Peek-a-boo  n.— «After his appointment in the past week to chair of the nation’s accounting-industry regulator, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, Mr. Olson isn’t expecting similar laudatory festivities to ensue.…The...

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