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Featured Article: Is the United States Ready…



Featured Article: Is the United States Ready…
Featured article: Is the United States Ready for a Deadly Airborne Disease Outbreak? by Conrad R. Wilmoski and Meghan C. Muller In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. This was the most significant Ebola outbreak in history, with… Read More

News You Can Use: 09/26/16



News You Can Use: 09/26/16
National Security After 15 years of war, America’s military has about had it with ‘nation building’, Military Times 9 States Accept DHS’ Election Security Support, Nextgov The Final Front in the Afghan War, Foreign Policy Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops – Pentagon, The Guardian Can the… Read More

DoD stresses preparedness



DoD stresses preparedness
Yesterday, Robert G. Salesses, deputy assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense integration and defense support to civil authorities, stressed the importance of strengthening collective security through preparedness, saying “I emphasize that national preparedness and military readiness are synonymous.” Salesses discussed the variety of regional threats faces Department of Defense… Read More

FEMA releases 2016 National Preparedness Report



FEMA releases 2016 National Preparedness Report
Earlier this month the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the publication of its 2016 National Preparedness Report. The report, which was issued this spring, evaluates core capabilities of U.S. government agencies tasked with providing emergency preparedness and response. FEMA’s report highlights several DHS initiatives,… Read More

Simons Center hosts first InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



Simons Center hosts first InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
The Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School hosted the first lecture in their new series yesterday afternoon. The inaugural lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series, titled “Interagency Cooperation and Country Team Operations,” featured Ambassador (Ret.) David Lambertson and Lt. Gen. (Ret.)… Read More

Experts gather at National Security Summit



Experts gather at National Security Summit
Last week a panel of military and government agency leaders gathered to share their experiences and perspectives on cyber and intelligence issues at the Intelligence and National Security Summit. The Summit is the premier gathering of senior decision makers from government, military, industry and academia. Panelists included commander of U.S.… Read More

Civilians and military respond to Hermine



Civilians and military respond to Hermine
Civilian and military emergency response teams sprang into action after Hurricane Hermine made landfall on the western coast of Florida earlier this month. Responders included the Florida National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package and part of Florida’s Urban Search and Rescue Team. Flooding… Read More

InterAgency Journal 7-2 (Summer 2016)



InterAgency Journal 7-2 (Summer 2016)
Inside this issue: Features Through the Looking Glass: The Reflectionism Theory of International Relations by Terron Wharton The Impact of Worldviews on Training and Education in Iraq and Afghanistan by Ted A. Thomas and Seth George “Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges by William Denn,… Read More