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Former DHS official calls for new roles and missions commission



Former DHS official calls for new roles and missions commission
In a recent Homeland Security Today article, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official stated that DHS is in need of reauthorizing legislation that will reaffirm and update the department’s organizations and functions. Daniel M. Gerstein, who was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in DHS’s Science and Technology… Read More

News You Can Use: 03/27/17



News You Can Use: 03/27/17
National Security Trump’s Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget, Defense One ISIS Will Fail, but What About the Idea of ISIS?, The Atlantic ICE ramping up operations in sanctuary cities: report, The Hill DOJ, FBI Need To Take Actions To Ensure Privacy, Accuracy Of Facial Recognition System, Homeland Security Today A real… Read More

News You Can Use: 03/24/17



News You Can Use: 03/24/17
National Security A Test for Tillerson, and for U.S. Strategy on ISIS, The New York Times Trump’s Diplomat: How Rex Tillerson Is Translating ‘America First’ Into Foreign Policy, Independent Journal Review The Real Lesson from the London Attack: Perfect Counterterrorism Is Impossible, The National Interest Fears ISIS Could Plant Bombs… Read More

DHS releases first Declined Detainer Outcome Report



DHS releases first Declined Detainer Outcome Report
Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued the first U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Declined Detainer Outcome Report (DDOR). The DDOR is mandated by the president’s executive order “Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States,” signed on January 25 of this year. ICE… Read More

News You Can Use: 03/22/17



News You Can Use: 03/22/17
National Security DHS investigator finds weaknesses in immigration system, Federal Times Trump Shifting Authority Over Military Operations Back to Pentagon, The New York Times U.S.-Mexican Security Cooperation is at a Historic High. Will That Change Under Trump?, The Washington Post NSA director says British intelligence was not asked to spy… Read More

Featured Article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination



Featured Article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination
Featured article: NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination by Patti Bielling Mexico’s dynamic evolution toward democracy remains a hidden success story to most people in the U.S. The Mexican government’s incremental legislative and election reforms from 1977 to today paved the way for the 2000 election… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-1 (Winter 2017)



InterAgency Journal 8-1 (Winter 2017)
Inside this issue: Features NORAD: A Model to Address Gaps in U.S.-Mexico Security Coordination by Patti Bielling The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts: The Way Ahead? by David A. Anderson Civil Affairs History and Doctrine: From Military Government to Interagency Partner by Thomas R. Geisinger Moral… Read More

Gary Sinise awarded AUSA’s highest honor



Gary Sinise awarded AUSA’s highest honor
On March 15, the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) announced that actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise had been selected as the 2017 recipient of the George Catlett Marshall Medal for his commitment to the men and women of our nation’s armed forces. Sinise will receive the award, AUSA’s… Read More

Sixth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture focuses on intelligence



Sixth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture focuses on intelligence
Yesterday, Mr. Gustav A. Otto presented on the subject of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) at the latest InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture. The DIA is one of our nation’s least understood intelligence organizations, and is the premier all-source military intelligence organization, providing authoritative assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities. Otto,… Read More