Archive for the ‘IA News’ Category

Interagency Task Force Reports on Human Trafficking

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons recently released their progress report on combating trafficking in persons. The report reviews their ten strategic objectives and addresses efforts made to combat the trafficking of persons…


House Committee Sites Need for Better Information Sharing in Boston Marathon Report

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Last month, the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee released a bipartisan report detailing the timeline of last year’s Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The report makes recommendations for improving counterterrorism efforts in the future…


Interagency Cooperation Important to Border Security

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Last month, law enforcement professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona to take part in the Border Security Expo. The Expo included keynote addresses from high ranking representatives from several U.S. government agencies…


Army Pamphlet Calls for Interagency Partnerships

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Earlier this year, the Department of the Army released a pamphlet on the subject of engagement. The pamphlet includes a section which calls for Soldiers to be trained to work with host nation security forces, international government organizations, and interagency partners…


CSO Evaluates Two Years of Engagement

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Last week, the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations published a report detailing CSO’s efforts in its two years in existence. CSO was established in 2011 to improve the effectiveness and coherence of the U.S. government in conflict situations…


GAO Assesses State and USAID Contracting

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

In February 2014 the Government Accountability Office released a report assessing the progress made by the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development in addressing issues related to contingency operations…


Preparations Underway for Angel Thunder ‘14

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Preparations are already underway for the 2014 Angel Thunder exercise that will be conducted from May 4 to May 17. Angel Thunder is a joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise designed to provide training for personnel recovery…


Cybersecurity Framework to Protect U.S. Critical Infrastructure

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

On February 12, NIST released the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. The framework was developed by hundreds of companies, several federal agencies, and many international contributors as a how-to cybersecurity guide…


Joint Publication on Counterinsurgency Reviewed by CSIS

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Last week the Center for Strategic and International Studies released their review of recently updated Joint Publication (JP) 3-24. The review recognizes changes made to the JP and makes suggestions for future revisions…


Report Examines U.S. Agencies’ Role in Global Health

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Last month, CSIS published a report on the Office of Global Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services. The report reviews the history of HHS, its previous role in global health affairs, and…