InterAgency News


DHS could strengthen anti-smuggling efforts



DHS could strengthen anti-smuggling efforts
A recent U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report examines the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to address subterranean, aerial, and maritime smuggling of drugs and humans. GAO-17-474 focuses on the known prevalence of these smuggling methods, efforts to address smuggling, and efforts to assess the results of activities to… Read More

Greater interagency cooperation needed to thwart transnational organized crime



Greater interagency cooperation needed to thwart transnational organized crime
RAND Corporation recently published a report on countering the expansion of transnational criminal networks (TCNs) involved in trafficking drugs, persons, weapons, and other illicit goods. These networks pose a serious threat to U.S. national security and security interests in the Western Hemisphere, especially those that with ties to terrorist groups.… Read More

Report examines security of Central America’s Northern Triangle



Report examines security of Central America’s Northern Triangle
In May the Atlantic Council published a report that focuses on Central America’s Northern Triangle – El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – and how trafficking, violence, and economic troubles in the area effect U.S. national security, primarily along the U.S. southern border. According to the report, U.S. assistance to the… Read More

RAND suggests Army cyber strategy



RAND suggests Army cyber strategy
Earlier this year, the RAND Corporation published a report suggesting a new cyber strategy for the U.S. Army. Tactical Cyber proposes a strategy for tactical Army cyber operations and describes how the Army should use available resources to achieve mission objectives. RAND’s report documents research conducted as part of the… Read More

Senior Executive Service reform needed



Senior Executive Service reform needed
The National Academy of Public Administration recently published a book concerning the role of the Senior Executive Service (SES) nearly forty years after the SES was created. Building a 21st Century Senior Executive Service is the result of a November 2014 Brookings Institution summit that focused on modernizing the SES.… Read More