News You Can Use: 09/19/17



News You Can Use: 09/19/17
National Security   Crafting Trump’s first National Security Strategy: What it could be—and why it might not matter anyway, Brookings North Korea Launches Another Missile, Escalating Crisis, The New York Times No, We Cannot Shoot Down North Korea’s Missiles, Defense One NDAA Heads To Floor And Kaspersky Heads To Washington, Nextgov… Read More

News You Can Use: 09/15/17



News You Can Use: 09/15/17
National Security   The Hurricanes, National Security, and What Comes Next, Defense One Trump Reverses His Stand on DACA, The Atlantic Iran sanctions are up for review while fate of nuclear deal is tenuous, The Washington Post U.S. lawmakers want ‘supercharged’ response to North Korea nuclear tests, Reuters Trump takes travel-ban… Read More

State, DHS encouraged to strengthen refugee screenings



State, DHS encouraged to strengthen refugee screenings
This summer, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report examining the U.S. Refugee Admission Program (USRAP). According to the report, “Increases in the number of USRAP applicants approved for resettlement in the United States from countries where terrorists operate have raised questions about the adequacy of applicant screening.”… Read More

DoD supports USAID Irma response



DoD supports USAID Irma response
On September 12, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Southern Command stood up a joint task force to support the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance in responding to Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. USAID deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to respond to Irma’s… Read More

ICE, law enforcement address intellectual property crime



ICE, law enforcement address intellectual property crime
Officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) recently joined law enforcement and security professionals at the 11th annual International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference. The two-day conference took place at the end of August. The conference aims to combat transnational organized intellectual property crime and develop joint… Read More

Featured Article: Interagency Leadership



Featured Article: Interagency Leadership
Featured article: Interagency Leadership by Duane M. Blackburn After they have proven themselves within their own organizations and find themselves working on a priority topic, federal employees will likely lead an interagency team. Unfortunately, the behaviors and mindset that have made them and their team members successful within their agency… Read More

News You Can Use: 09/12/17



News You Can Use: 09/12/17
National Security   Hurricane Harvey shows it is time for FCC to improve emergency alerts, Brookings Nations that hack the U.S. could face ‘real world’ consequences, Homeland Security adviser warned, Nextgov Hurricane Jose may meander not far from the East Coast through Friday, The Washington Post Vast new intelligence haul fuels… Read More

Agencies continue Irma response



Agencies continue Irma response
Federal agencies are continuing their response to Hurricane Irma, which struck Florida on Sunday after sweeping through the Caribbean. Nearly 22,ooo federal personnel are working to prepare for and respond to Hurricane Irma. The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has staged eight urban search and rescue… Read More

FEMA, agencies respond to Hurricane Irma



FEMA, agencies respond to Hurricane Irma
U.S. agencies are responding to Hurricane Irma, which struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands earlier this week, and could make landfall in Florida early Sunday. Personnel from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed to the Caribbean in advance of the storm, including incident management assistance teams and… Read More