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

Featured Article: Train with the Brain in Mind…



Featured Article: Train with the Brain in Mind…
Featured article: Train with the Brain in Mind: Neuroscience Education as a Force Multiplier by Michael J. Cheatham Ever-increasing lethality and superior technology epitomize the American way of war. However, despite continued investments in technological innovations, military equipment alone has rarely sufficed to ensure victory. Indeed, war is an affair… Read More

News You Can Use: 12/29/17



News You Can Use: 12/29/17
National Security U.S. imposes sanctions on two key figures in North Korea’s weapons program, The Washington Post Trump’s National Security Strategy Is Nothing Like the British Empire’s ‘Blue Water’ Policy, Foreign Policy 2018 in defense: 5 major issues the Trump administration needs to tackle, The Hill How Trump could kill… Read More

Featured Article: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative



Featured Article: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative
Featured article: Speak Smartly and Carry a Big Stick: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative by Brian Anthony, Robert Lyons and Stuart Peebles “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far,” the 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt famously advised. Notwithstanding the wisdom of Teddy… Read More