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News You Can Use: 12/05/16



News You Can Use: 12/05/16
National Security On nuclear weapons, Trump face questions of modernization, Military Times Afghan Security Crisis Sets Stage for Terrorists’ Resurgence, The New York Times Hitting the Reset Button on the International Order, Foreign Policy Trump picks retired Marine Gen. James Mattis for secretary of defense, The Washington Post Putin hopes… Read More

Report details lessons from Superstorm Sandy



Report details lessons from Superstorm Sandy
Earlier this month, the Georgetown Climate Center, in partnership with the Rockerfeller Foundation, published a report on the results of the Rebuild by Design (RBD) competition, which sought to inspire affected communities to rebuild differently in ways that would enhance their physical, economic, social, and environmental resilience after Superstorm Sandy.… Read More

Fourth lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series – Dec. 13



Fourth lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series – Dec. 13
The fourth lecture in the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., Dec. 13, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. In this fourth lecture, Mr. Larry A. Hisle, executive director of the Greater Kansas City Federal Executive Board, will… Read More

NDU publishes WMD proceedings



NDU publishes WMD proceedings
Earlier this month, the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction at National Defense University published the latest edition of Proceedings. The latest edition examines four pressing weapons of mass destruction (WMD) challenges for the next U.S. administration. These WMD challenges are: The growing prospect of a direct… Read More

DHS addresses southwest border security



DHS addresses southwest border security
Last week Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson released a statement on U.S. southwest border security. Johnson’s statement came after criticism from lawmakers about the increase in illegal immigration at the southwest border. In his statement, Johnson said “I have told our border security and immigration enforcement personnel… Read More

November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month



November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. Critical infrastructure is a vital, if often forgotten part of life; something everyone relies on. This year, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month will focus on our infrastructure’s increasing reliance on web-enabled systems. During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, the Department… Read More

Executive Order focuses on health security



Executive Order focuses on health security
On November 4, President Obama signed an Executive Order promoting global health security, particularly infectious disease threats. The Executive Order builds on the progress of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) that was launched in 2014, and establishes long-term policy objectives for global health. The Executive Order also establishes a… Read More

DHS, White House release CVE guidance



DHS, White House release CVE guidance
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the White House recently released guidance on countering violent extremism (CVE). DHS released its plan on October 31, while the White House released their guidance earlier in October. The two documents focus on CVE efforts inside the United States. The White House CVE… Read More

Interagency investigation into phone scams



Interagency investigation into phone scams
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) have joined forces to investigate phone scammers posing as IRS officials. The interagency investigation resulted in indictment of 61 individuals in late October. Timothy Camus, TIGTA deputy inspector general for investigations,… Read More