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Cybersecurity order finally released



Cybersecurity order finally released
On May 11, the Trump administration released the long-delayed Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure. The order calls for government agencies to follow best cybersecurity practices and holds agency leaders accountable for security breaches. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly spoke about… Read More

DHS looks to prevent terrorist entry



DHS looks to prevent terrorist entry
Last week, officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) testified in a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on preventing terrorist entry to the U.S. The Committee hearing focused on the new Task Force on Denying Terrorists Entry to the United States, which was established earlier this year. The… Read More

Featured Article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations



Featured Article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations
Featured article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations by William B. Scott Cognitive dissonance is a psychological theory about how the mind resolves conflicting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors held simultaneously. For many Americans, it is important to “emphasize the Christian religion,” while maintaining a “separation between Church and… Read More

Video from USAID “Brown-Bag” available



Video from USAID “Brown-Bag” available
Video of the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation’s latest lecture in the InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is now available. Mr. Patrick J. Wesner, the Command and General Staff College Distinguished Chair for Development Studies, spoke about history and mission of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on April 6,… Read More