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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

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

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

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

Call for Papers: 2018 Ethics Symposium



Call for Papers: 2018 Ethics Symposium
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Ethics Symposium Announcement and Call for Papers Organizers: The United States Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the CGSC Foundation, Inc. will co-host a symposium entitled: “The Impact of Diverse Worldviews on Military Conflict” War… Read More