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News You Can Use: 02/24/17



News You Can Use: 02/24/17
National Security 3 Urgent Tasks for Trump’s National-Security Team, Defense One Supreme Court To Decide If Mexican Nationals May Sue For Border Shooting, NPR The warrior-thinker Trump picked for national security adviser, Defense News On H.R. McMaster as national security adviser, Brookings How Trump’s Immigrant Dragnet Might Catch Your Personal… Read More

News You Can Use: 02/22/17



News You Can Use: 02/22/17
National Security What Trump should do about terrorism (but probably won’t), Brookings Homeland Security Outlines New Rules Tightening Enforcement Of Immigration Law, NPR Trump Finalizes Executive Order to Put ISIS Detainees in Guantánamo, Foreign Policy How McMaster Could Change the Way the US Goes to War, Defense One DoD to… Read More

Featured Article: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors



Featured Article: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors
Featured article: The Use of Special Operations in Conflict Resolution: Assessing the Value of Peace Warriors by Spencer B. Meredith, III Special Operations Forces (SOF) can serve as conflict resolution experts in places civilian peace practitioners cannot go. While to some this may seem like a controversial claim given the… Read More

News You Can Use: 02/20/17



News You Can Use: 02/20/17
National Security Terror attacks? There’s an app for that, C4ISR Net Heavy Icebreakers: A National Security Imperative, The Maritime Executive Homeland Security Watchdog Takes on Issues Surrounding Trump’s Wall, Government Executive The Power of Persuasion in Countering Terror, The Cipher Brief Take Off the Pentagon’s Gloves in the ISIS War?… Read More

DNI releases paper on intelligence cooperation



DNI releases paper on intelligence cooperation
Last month, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence published a paper describing certain key roles and relationships that characterize efforts by members of the U.S. Intelligence Community and other government entities. The paper does not purport to describe the specific laws, policies, safeguards, or operations relating to each… Read More

Sixth lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series’ – Mar. 15



Sixth lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series’ – Mar. 15
The sixth lecture in the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., Mar. 15, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. The sixth presentation of the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series will feature Mr. Gustav A. Otto, the Defense Intelligence Chair… Read More

Kelly speaks on U.S. border security



Kelly speaks on U.S. border security
Earlier this week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John F. Kelly spoke before the House Committee on Homeland Security. During the hearing, Kelly briefed those present on U.S. border security. In his opening remarks, Kelly spoke of his service to the nation, as well as his experience working with… Read More

Agencies partner on Super Bowl 51 security



Agencies partner on Super Bowl 51 security
Multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies came together Sunday for Super Bowl 51. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also partnered with law enforcement to secure the big event. The FBI’s primary role in security planning was to provide intelligence about possible… Read More

DHS reviews U.S./Canada border security



DHS reviews U.S./Canada border security
On January 19, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a fact sheet detailing the accomplishments of Beyond the Border from it’s release in 2011 through 2016. Beyond the Border: A Shared Vision for Perimeter Security and Economic Competitiveness is a U.S.-Canada joint declaration that promoted a shared approach to… Read More

CSIS publishes cyber agenda for Trump



CSIS publishes cyber agenda for Trump
Earlier this month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) published a report that provided a cybersecurity agenda for the incoming president. The CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force began working on the new agenda in late 2014, and provides recommendations on policies, organizational improvements, and resources needed in the… Read More