News You Can Use: 12/26/17



News You Can Use: 12/26/17
National Security How to Grade Trump’s National Security Strategy on a Curve, Foreign Policy Brookings experts on Trump’s National Security Strategy, Brookings Trump’s National Security Strategy Deserves to Be Ignored, Foreign Policy Tradition’s quiet victories: Trump’s National Security Strategy, War on the Rocks U.N. Security Council imposes new sanctions on… Read More

Interagency task force bill clears committee



Interagency task force bill clears committee
The House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee reviewed the DHS Interagency Task Force Act of 2017 on December 13. The bill was introduced to the committee by Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) on December 5. The committee unanimously agreed to the bill, which authorizes the participation of Department of Homeland Security… Read More

Video from FEB brown-bag now available



Video from FEB brown-bag now available
Video of the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation’s latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture is now available. Mr. Larry A. Hisle, executive director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board (FEB), conducted a presentation on the FEB in the latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Dec. 12, in the Arnold Conference Room of… Read More

National Security Strategy released



National Security Strategy released
President Trump announced the new National Security Strategy (NSS) on December 18, saying “With every decision and every action, we are now putting America first.” The NSS is supported by four pillars – protect the homeland, promote American prosperity, preserve peace through strength, and advance American influence. The new NSS… Read More

News You Can Use: 12/19/17



News You Can Use: 12/19/17
National Security Trump’s Nation Security Plan Warns of ‘Great Power Competition’ With Russia and China, The New York Times Security Clearance Backlog Has Been a Decade in the Making, Government Executive Trump Administration Seeks Outside Help to Hire 26,000 New Immigration Enforcement Personnel, Government Executive Beyond maximum pressure: A pathway… Read More

DHS cyber bill approved by House



DHS cyber bill approved by House
Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3359, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2017. The bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002, and creates a cybersecurity agency at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The bill streamlines the National Protection and Programs Directorate, re-designating… Read More

Featured Article: What Makes the JIIM so Different?



Featured Article: What Makes the JIIM so Different?
Featured article: Why We Keep Getting it Wrong: What Makes the JIIM so Different? by William J. Davis, Jr. When I told a senior military officer who had spent significant time working on Capitol Hill and who had deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan that I was thinking about writing… Read More