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FBI study focuses on pre-attack behaviors of active-shooters



FBI study focuses on pre-attack behaviors of active-shooters
Last month the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a study on the pre-attack behaviors of active shooters. The new report is Phase II of a previous study on active shooters that was published in 2014 and examined 160 active shooter incidents that took place in the United States between… Read More

Agencies request option to contract help in event of cyberattack



Agencies request option to contract help in event of cyberattack
The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have proposed a new regulation that would allow them to seek small contracts after a cyberattack or natural disaster. The proposed rule amends the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, and would allow the agencies… Read More

2018 Trafficking in Persons report released



2018 Trafficking in Persons report released
On June 28, the Department of State released the 2018 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke at the launch ceremony for the TIP Report, speaking about reach of human trafficking and recognizing the 2018 TIP Report Heroes. Each TIP Report focuses on a specific… Read More

Centcom official speaks on Stabilization Assistance Review



Centcom official speaks on Stabilization Assistance Review
The deputy commander at U.S. Army Central Command (Centcom), Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., gave the keynote address at a stabilization symposium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on June 27. During his keynote, Brown spoke on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR), which was published earlier… Read More

Army National Guard soldiers complete FEMA training



Army National Guard soldiers complete FEMA training
Soldiers from the West Virginia Army National Guard and the West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Team recently completed necessary training and certification through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). From June 10-13, the National Guard soldiers and the water rescue team members took part in training to identify as a… Read More

DHS publishes updated Northern Border Strategy



DHS publishes updated Northern Border Strategy
On June 12, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an updated Northern Border Strategy. The Northern Border Strategy establishes a clear vision and discrete actions that will collectively improve DHS’s efforts to safeguard the Northern Border against terrorist and criminal threats, facilitate the flow of lawful cross-border trade and… Read More

DoD, USAID leaders speak on humanitarian efforts



DoD, USAID leaders speak on humanitarian efforts
Air Force General Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green spoke on a panel during the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s 2018 State Leaders Summit on June 18, 2018. The two leaders discussed the recently released Stabilization Assistance… Read More

President calls for space force, signs space directive



President calls for space force, signs space directive
During a meeting of the National Space Council on June 18, President Trump announced the creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military, saying “I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force.” In his remarks, President… Read More

Stabilization Assistance Review released



Stabilization Assistance Review released
Recently, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and State published the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR). The SAR was announced in April of this year and examines past challenges the U.S. government has faced in previous stabilization efforts. The SAR aims to streamline U.S.… Read More