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Florence response cooperation “outstanding”



Florence response cooperation “outstanding”
The response to Hurricane Florence is underway, and according to Air Force General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessey cooperation between local, state, and federal entities has been “outstanding.” Speaking from the North Carolina operations center, O’Shaughnessey praised the efforts of the Department of Defense (DoD), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and… Read More

Report focuses on threat of fragile states



Report focuses on threat of fragile states
On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the United States Institute of Peace published a report on extremism and the threat posed by fragile states. Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States is a report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, which is led by… Read More

U.S. prepares for Florence



U.S. prepares for Florence
According to Department of Defense (DoD) officials, more than 7,000 active duty and National Guard service members are prepared to respond to Hurricane Florence. DoD officials also said that the department is working with civilian agencies and federal partners in support of regions affected by the storm. U.S. Northern Command… Read More

September is National Preparedness Month



September is National Preparedness Month
September 1 marked the beginning of National Preparedness Month, with the theme for 2018 being “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” National Preparedness Month provides an opportunity to remind us that “we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.” In her message on National Preparedness… Read More

Stabilization Symposium findings published



Stabilization Symposium findings published
Findings from the Stabilization Symposium have been published. The Stabilization Symposium was held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, and focused on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) that was published earlier that month. The SAR aims to streamline U.S. government stabilization efforts and… Read More

DoD, FEMA prepare for Hurricane Lane



DoD, FEMA prepare for Hurricane Lane
The Hawaii National Guard and active-duty military personnel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore District), Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are preparing for Hurricane Lane to make landfall. FEMA has activated its National Response Coordination Center in Washington, DC, and the Hawaii National… Read More

Guardsman, civilians, and agencies fighting wildfires across western U.S.



Guardsman, civilians, and agencies fighting wildfires across western U.S.
The 2018 wildfire season has consumed more than two million acres of land, with more than 100 fires burning as of earlier this month. This comes after another two million acres of land burned in 2017. Over 30,000 personnel – including firefighters from the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand as… Read More

National security professionals move to save PKSOI



National security professionals move to save PKSOI
An open letter published last week argues against the elimination of the U.S. Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). Secretary of the Army Mark Esper has called for the elimination of PKSOI, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis is expected to make a decision on the matter … Read More

DHS creates national cyber risk center



DHS creates national cyber risk center
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced the creation of the National Risk Management Center on July 31, during her keynote address at the DHS Cybersecurity Summit in New York City. According to Nielsen, the National Risk Management Center will focus on cybersecurity priorities, and will act as… Read More