Senior Executive Service reform needed



Senior Executive Service reform needed
The National Academy of Public Administration recently published a book concerning the role of the Senior Executive Service (SES) nearly forty years after the SES was created. Building a 21st Century Senior Executive Service is the result of a November 2014 Brookings Institution summit that focused on modernizing the SES.… Read More

Featured Article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency…



Featured Article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency…
Featured article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency’s Nuclear Counterproliferation Tasks by John W. Andrews The emerging technology of additive manufacturing (AM) is rapidly revolutionizing the world of industry. Additive manufacturing enables the layering of materials, using precise, computer-controlled machines, to quickly build objects with complex shapes at low cost.… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-2



InterAgency Journal 8-2
Inside this issue: Features Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Questions for the Interagency by John Mark Mattox Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency’s Nuclear Counterproliferation Task by John W. Andrews Importing Nuclear Weapons Through the Selectively- Permeable Border of the United States by William T. Eckles A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism… Read More

News You Can Use: 05/22/17



News You Can Use: 05/22/17
National Security Making Diplomacy Great Again, The American Interest European leaders fear Trump’s political chaos is undermining U.S. power, The Washington Post FBI Counterintelligence Agents Don’t Forgive or Forget, Foreign Policy Tillerson holds a press conference without U.S. media, Politico Joe Lieberman Is a Leading Contender for FBI Director, The… Read More

News You Can Use: 05/19/17



News You Can Use: 05/19/17
National Security How foreign intelligence services help keep America safe, Brookings The Risks of Sharing Intelligence, The Atlantic Trump Keeps the Iran Deal Alive, For Now, Foreign Policy The Government Wants You to Stop the Next Edward Snowden, Government Executive McMaster calls Trump’s conversation with Russian officials ‘wholly appropriate‘, Politico… Read More

News You Can Use: 05/17/17



News You Can Use: 05/17/17
National Security How historic would a $1 trillion infrastructure program be?, Brookings Trump revealed intelligence secrets to Russians in Oval Office: officials, Reuters Ransomware attack ‘like having a Tomahawk missile stolen’, says Microsoft boss, The Guardian Trump stokes fears of how he’d handle real crisis, Politico This is why Trump’s… Read More

Featured Article: Demystifying the Interagency Process…



Featured Article: Demystifying the Interagency Process…
Featured article: Demystifying the Interagency Process and Explaining the Ambassador’s Role by Ronald E. Neumann This article is designed to be an introduction to the interagency process and its application in the field for those unfamiliar with the subject. One great obstacle to understanding the interagency process is the tendency,… Read More

Cybersecurity order finally released



Cybersecurity order finally released
On May 11, the Trump administration released the long-delayed Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The order calls for government agencies to follow best cybersecurity practices and holds agency leaders accountable for security breaches. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly spoke about… Read More

News You Can Use: 05/15/17



News You Can Use: 05/15/17
National Security Is America a Failing State?, Foreign Policy CIA establishes mission center focused on North Korea, The Hill Spy Chief Searching for Cuts Across Entire US Intelligence Community, Defense One ICE-led gang surge nets 1,378 arrests nationwide, Department of Homeland Security North Korea poses ‘existential’ threat, US intel chief… Read More

News You Can Use: 05/12/17



News You Can Use: 05/12/17
National Security Comey’s Firing Came as Investigators Stepped Up Russia Probe, The Wall Street Journal Security Clearance Bureau Making Progress But No Timeline To End Backlog, Nextgov Military brass defend State Department against White House budget ax, Defense News Condoleezza Rice: ‘We have to call’ out radical Islamic terrorism ‘by… Read More