Archive for the ‘IA News’ Category

Chairman Calls for Information Sharing Legislation

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

In an interview earlier this week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke about U.S. vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. The Chairman specifically addressed threats to civilian and private infrastructure…


GAO: DHS Unprepared for Cyber Attacks

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The Government Accountability Office recently released an audit report that assesses the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security and other federal facilities are prepared to address cyber risk to building and access control systems…


White House Discusses Strengthening U.S. Cybersecurity

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

On Tuesday, President Obama visited the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) where he spoke about plans to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity in 2015…


DHS Inspector General Critical of Drone Use at U.S. Border

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Last Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released a statement along with a report assessing the progress of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s use of unmanned aircraft along the U.S. southwest border…


GAO Recommends Greater Collaboration in Emergencies

Monday, January 5th, 2015

In December 2014, the Government Accountability Office released a report analyzing current strategies to prepare for no-notice catastrophic emergencies that assesses federal interagency emergency support function preparedness…


Deadline Approaches for Call for Papers

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

In September 2014, the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation announced a call for papers for a Spring 2015 special edition of the InterAgency Journal. This special edition will focus on the interagency challenges posed by weapons of mass destruction…


Cyber Legislation Passes House and Senate

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Earlier this month, Congress passed four pieces of cybersecurity legislation. Among this legislation are two bills meant to facilitate greater cooperation between the federal government and the private sector…


FEMA Offers Interagency Logisitcs Course

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced they will be offering a course on the fundamental concepts of interagency logistics. The course is recommended for federal, state, local, and military personnel…


DHS Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

On December 11, the Department of Homeland Security announced their new partnership with TravelCenters of America. The partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign and TravelCenters of America is meant to combat human trafficking…


GAO Reports on DoD/State Projects

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Last month the Government Accountability Office released a report documenting lessons learned from the Global Security Contingency Fund program managed by the Departments of State and Defense…