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CGSC honors Simons Center authors



CGSC honors Simons Center authors
On August 21, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) awarded 33 Golden Pen Awards to faculty members in recognition of their published scholarly works. CGSC’s Golden Pen program recognizes faculty members for their professional writing, and are broken into three categories: golden, silver, and bronze. Included among the awardees were two authors… Read More

FEMA reports on progress after Katrina



FEMA reports on progress after Katrina
This August marks the tenth anniversary of the catastrophic 2005 Atlantic hurricane season that devastated the gulf coast region. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall, followed shortly by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma in September and October. Ten years into the recovery and rebuilding efforts, the Federal Emergency Management… Read More

NIST report advocates cybersecurity standardization



NIST report advocates cybersecurity standardization
On August 10, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released their draft Report on Strategic U.S. Government Engagement in International Standardization to Achieve U.S. Objectives for Cybersecurity. In 2014, NIST was tasked with collaborating with U.S. federal government agencies to ensure interagency coordination in “the development of international… Read More

DHS Secretary praises new NCCIC leadership



DHS Secretary praises new NCCIC leadership
Earlier this week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced leadership changes at the Department’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC). The NCCIC is the U.S. government’s 24/7 hub for cybersecurity information sharing, incident response, and coordination, and has been without permanent leadership for nearly a year. Dr.… Read More