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News You Can Use: 01/23/17



News You Can Use: 01/23/17
National Security The National Security Hole at the Heart of the Trump Transition, Foreign Policy Nuclear Stockpile About to Go Leaderless, Senator Warns Trump, Defense News As Donald Trump takes over, a diminished ISIS awaits, CNN Barack Obama Was a Foreign-Policy Failure, Foreign Policy Graham: Trump would make mistake in… Read More

News You Can Use: 01/20/17



News You Can Use: 01/20/17
National Security The vice president’s farewell on nuclear security, Brookings Pentagon readies aggressive ISIS proposals for Trump, CNN Russia says ready to talk to Trump about nuclear arms, Syria, Reuters Pentagon Chief Says Russia’s Actions Constrain Cooperation, Bloomberg Obama’s Management Legacy – It’s Complicated, Government Executive Russia Extends Snowden’s Residence… Read More

Blue Campaign gains new partners



Blue Campaign gains new partners
Earlier this week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new partners for their Blue Campaign – the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and UPS. “There is an undeniable powerhouse in a public-private partnership,” said Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Russell C. Deyo. “We rely on close partnerships with… Read More

DHS releases updated cyber response plan



DHS releases updated cyber response plan
The Department of Homeland Security recently announced the release of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan (NCIRP). The updated NCIRP was released in December 2016. DHS had previously spoke of the coming update earlier in the year, as the NCIRP had not been updated for six years.. In a statement… Read More

News You Can Use: 01/18/17



News You Can Use: 01/18/17
National Security Orlando shooter’s wife charged with aiding ISIS, The Hill Homeland Security Pick Kelly Splits With Trump Over Immigration, Torture, NPR Rice favors ‘mean but lean’ National Security Council, The Washington Post ‘Patriots Day’ Shines a Spotlight on Federal-State-Local Law Enforcement Radio Woes, Government Executive Trump Benched Mattis Before… Read More

Kelly speaks on interagency, cyber



Kelly speaks on interagency, cyber
Last week future Homeland Security secretary retired Marine General John F. Kelly took questions from members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. During the hearing, Kelly spoke of his experiences and answered questions from a pre-hearing questionnaire. On the topic of interagency cooperation, Kelly said “I have no rice bowl,”… Read More

News You Can Use: 01/16/17



News You Can Use: 01/16/17
National Security Army chief: ‘We’re not there yet’ when it comes to readiness, Army Times U.S. sanctions Syria for use of chemical weapons, USA Today 7 Tough Questions for ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, Foreign Policy National Security Agency Databases Open for Business, Human Rights Watch Senate approves exception for Mattis to… Read More

DoD’s role in foreign cyber threats



DoD’s role in foreign cyber threats
On January 5, Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Marcel Lettre and U.S. Cyber Command commander Navy Admiral Michael S. Rogers spoke before the Senate Armed Services Committee during a hearing on foreign cyber threats to the United States. There, the Pentagon officials discussed emerging cyber challenges and Department of Defense… Read More

More from RAND on climate change, international security



More from RAND on climate change, international security
In late December 2016, RAND Corporation published a dissertation on climate change and international security. The dissertation offers a prospective analysis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the anticipated security consequences of climate change. According to the author, the effects of climate-driven environmental change is expected to threaten… Read More