News You Can Use: 10/13/17



News You Can Use: 10/13/17
National Security   Trump to pick Kelly deputy for top Homeland Security post, Nextgov Federal Agencies Significantly Ramp Up California Wildfire Response, Government Executive Should Uncle Sam ‘send in the Marines’ after hurricanes?, The Conversation Poll: North Korea nuke advances spook most Americans, Associated Press 12 Keys to Successful National Defense… Read More

FBI analyst briefs on homegrown violent extremism



FBI analyst briefs on homegrown violent extremism
On Oct. 12 more than 100 students, staff, and faculty of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College gathered in the Arnold Conference Room to hear Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Intelligence Analyst Kenneth Hines lead a discussion on homegrown violent extremists (HVEs) and the threats within the United… Read More

Featured Article: Covert Action and Unintended Consequences



Featured Article: Covert Action and Unintended Consequences
Featured article: Covert Action and Unintended Consequences by John G. Breen In the middle of the CIA’s 1954 covert overthrow of the democratically-elected government of Guatemala, with waning rebel force momentum and facing calls to increase support to the insurgents with unmarked surplus WWII bombers, President Eisenhower turned to his… Read More

DoD, partners ready to respond to Hurricane Nate



DoD, partners ready to respond to Hurricane Nate
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) U.S. Northern Command (Northcom) is ready to support Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) efforts in responding to Hurricane Nate, which made landfall in Louisiana as a category 1 hurricane over the weekend. Northcom pre-positioned DoD assets in preparation for the response to Nate, and DoD… Read More

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month



October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). NCSAM is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, and is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to provide them with tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and… Read More

Agency partnerships vital to defeat ISIS



Agency partnerships vital to defeat ISIS
Earlier this week, Mark Swayne spoke before the House Armed Services subcommittee on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) role in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Swayne is the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary… Read More

News You Can Use: 10/06/17



News You Can Use: 10/06/17
National Security   DHS forms election security task force, Nextgov Trump to Chart Hawkish Course on Iran, Foreign Policy Las Vegas shooting motive remains elusive as new details emerge about attack, The Washington Post The Folly of Tactical Nuclear Weapons, Defense One Recent foreign-born growth counters Trump’s immigration stereotypes, Brookings ‘A… Read More

Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean



Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean
The U.S. response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean continues after the storms devastated the area last month. Over 12,000 responders from U.S. federal agencies are involved in response efforts, and U.S. personnel have been working closely with partners from the Commonwealth. Department of Defense… Read More