IA News


Military, government personnel train in IA exercise



Military, government personnel train in IA exercise
Earlier this month, Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians and federal, state, and local bomb squads participated in the Raven’s Challenge exercise. The Raven’s Challenge is an annual, interagency, counter IED exercise that incorporates scenarios focused on interoperability capabilities between public safety bomb squads and… Read More

Anthology focuses on importance of Eurasian region



Anthology focuses on importance of Eurasian region
Army University Press recently published “Cultural Perspectives, Geopolitics & Energy Security of Eurasia: Is the Next Global Conflict Imminent?” under the auspice of Culture, Regional Expertise and Language Management Office. The anthology looks at the military and diplomatic dynamics of the Eurasia region, and provides cultural context of the region.… Read More

WHINSEC commandant discusses interagency focus



WHINSEC commandant discusses interagency focus
In a recent interview with Diálogo, U.S. Army Colonel Keith Anthony spoke about the mission and curriculum of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), and institute’s place within U.S Southern Command. Col. Anthony has been the commandant of WHINSEC for over two years. During the interview, Anthony discussed… Read More

State releases 2016 country report on terrorism



State releases 2016 country report on terrorism
On July 19, the State Department released the 2016 Country Reports on Terrorism. The annual Country Reports on Terrorism provide policy-related assessments and country-by-country breakdowns of foreign government counterterrorism cooperation, and contain information on state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist safe havens, foreign terrorist organizations, and the global challenge of chemical,… Read More

Hackers target nuclear facilities



Hackers target nuclear facilities
Earlier this month the New York Times published a piece detailing how hackers have been targeting the computer networks of nuclear power stations, energy facilities, and manufacturing plants. The revelation came from a joint report from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and… Read More

State, DHS event focuses on Central American security



State, DHS event focuses on Central American security
Leaders from several Central American countries, Canada, and the European Union gathered in Miami, Florida for the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America from June 15 to June 16. The conference focused on the Northern Triangle (El Salvador, Guatamala, and Honduras), and was co-hosted by Vice President Mike… Read More

2017 Trafficking in Persons report released



2017 Trafficking in Persons report released
Today the Department of State released the 2017 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Susan Coppedge each addressed the report in separate briefings, speaking about the global tragedy of human trafficking and the responsibility of governments to… Read More

Safe DRONE Act introduced



Safe DRONE Act introduced
On June 22, four U.S. Senators introduced a bipartisan bill designed to advance the development of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The Safe DRONE Act of 2017 is backed by Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA), John Hoeven (R-ND), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV), and Dean Heller (R-NV). A press release states that… Read More