News You Can Use: 01/19/18



News You Can Use: 01/19/18
National Security National Defense Strategy released with clear priority: Stay ahead of Russia and China, Defense News Nearly half of federal agencies miss DHS email security deadline, Fifth Domain The Pentagon no longer has a leader on space programs. What does that mean?, Defense News The ISIS ‘Senior Commander’ Who… Read More

Featured Article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency



Featured Article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency
Featured article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency by Quan Hai T. Lu The President of the United States recently said that “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.” Advances in transistor design and integrated circuits… Read More

News You Can Use: 01/12/18



News You Can Use: 01/12/18
National Security The motivation behind Trump’s immigration policy, Brookings The World According to H.R. McMaster, The Atlantic US lag in tech, national security race against China could worsen under Trump, Stars and Stripes Border Agents Are Searching Through More Travelers’ Devices Than Ever, Nextgov Fearing ‘Breaking Point,’ Border Security Officials… Read More

InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – January 18



InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture – January 18
The sixth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series will be conducted at 12:30 p.m., Jan. 18 in the Eisenhower Auditorium in the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. Mr. Kevin Rousseau, the CGSC Distinguished Chair for National Intelligence Studies and a member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA),… Read More

Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force bill moves on to Senate



Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force bill moves on to Senate
The House of Representatives reviewed, debated, and passed the DHS Interagency Task Force Act of 2017 on January 9. The bill, which would authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), was originally introduced to the committee by Representative John… Read More

Arkansas National Guard completes DHS accredited cyber training



Arkansas National Guard completes DHS accredited cyber training
The Arkansas National Guard recently conducted a cyber training exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base. The training focused on threats to critical infrastructure, and was part of a program developed by a civilian entity accredited by the Department of Homeland Security. Exercise participants included members of the Arkansas Army… Read More

Featured Article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa…



Featured Article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa…
Featured article: Decline of Westphalia in West Africa: How Decentralized Power in West Africa Can be a Rebirth of African Identity by Matthew D. Pride, Bryan C. Smith and Harmonie Foster The day might soon arrive where responsible sub-state and non-state actors may rotate seats on the United Nations Security… Read More

DHS urges caution over Meltdown and Spectre



DHS urges caution over Meltdown and Spectre
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a press release last week warning of the security vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. According to DHS, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Center (NCCIC) is aware of the vulnerabilities, which affect modern computer processors and could allow attackers access to sensitive information.… Read More