Star Frontiers Revisited
Resource Acquisition Division
Resource Acquisition & Development (RAD) has committed a huge chunk of its budget toward campaign contributions. It was decided that new exploration was more costly than stealing the resources of others. The RAD has plans in place to take over the agriculture resources of Cygnus Omicron IX as well as usurping the mineral rights of the Zebulon system which are currently owned by the Pale Republic. There are other similar operations in play in other systems but the presence of the corporate headquarters at Truane’s Star has made those in this system even more effective.
Since Perenni Epiphytes took over as executive vice president of RAD she has instituted a policy shift away from her division’s traditional role of exploration and discovering of new resources. The division now seeks to acquire known resources through negotiation and aggressive take over. This is best seen through the shifts in its budget where the Prospecting Exploration and Survey Team. PEST use to represent the lion share of RAD’s budget it now only commands 15% while Negotiation & Administration (NA) now commands 40%. Negotiation & Administration has been the convenient place in the budget to burry bribes, campaign contributions and covert operations expenditures. The unofficial motto within the division is, “If you aren’t negotiating aggressively, you aren’t negotiating!”