IA News


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

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