Archive for the ‘IA News’ Category

Anti-ISIL Strategy to Include Civilian and Military Agencies

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Yesterday, President Obama met with military and civilian leaders to discuss the strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The strategy includes multiple elements of American power…


SECDEF July 4 Message

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

As we celebrate Independence Day, I want to thank the men and women who serve our nation at home and abroad for all that you do to help keep America safe…


Updated National Military Strategy Released

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The Pentagon recently released a new National Military Strategy that reflects the new global security situation, including threats from both traditional state actors and transregional networks of sub-state groups…


GAO Audits Counterterrorism Bureau Coordination

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The Government Accountability Office has released a report examining the Bureau of Counterterrorism. GAO notes that they found that the Counterterrorism Bureau was generally consistent with key practices for interagency collaboration…


Report Examines Cybersecurity Bills

Monday, June 29th, 2015

In mid June the Congressional Research Service released a report comparing three bills that address information sharing and related activities in cybersecurity…


White House Establishes Interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

President Obama announced the completion of the review of U.S. hostage policy on June 24. The President also announced the creation of an interagency Hostage Recovery Fusion Cell aimed at improving how the government develops hostage recovery plans…


Greater Interagency Cooperation Needed with Nuclear Weapons Council

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

In May the Government Accountability Office released a report recommending the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy update the Nuclear Weapons Council’s 1997 memorandum of agreement…


USAID Updates Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Earlier this month, the U.S. Agency for International Development released their updated Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy. The updated policy builds on the 2008 policy, which established civilian-military cooperation as fundamental to a whole-of-government approach to contemporary national security challenges…


Testimony Critical of Interagency Cooperation in U.S. Hostage Policy

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

On June 11, Army Special Forces Lt. Col. Jason Amerine spoke before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, testifying that a “dysfunctional” U.S. bureaucracy is the primary cause of failure in returning U.S. hostages…


Davis-Monthan Hosts 9th Angel Thunder

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is once again hosting the Angel Thunder exercise. Angel Thunder is the largest and most realistic joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise…