PUBLICATIONS OVERVIEW

As a part of its mission to foster and develop an interagency body of knowledge while facilitating broader and more effective cooperation within the United States government, the Simons Center produces a number of publications. Simons Center publications cover a broad range of interagency topics including national security, counterterrorism, stabilization and reconstruction operations, and disaster preparation and response. The Simons Center’s three main publications include the:

Other publications such as special studies, reports, web-exclusive publications and books are created and distributed on an as-needed basis. Click each publication’s title above to view a description of the publication and view all available issues. Individuals wishing to receive hard copies of Simons Center publications should contact editor@thesimonscenter.org. To receive updates about the release of new Simons Center publications, Simons Center news and events, and other interagency news and events via email, please sign up for email alerts on the main page of the Simons Center website.

The Simons Center is always looking for authors to contribute manuscripts reflecting their experience, study, and insight. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their works after a review of the Simons Center Writer’s Submission Guidelines and the Simons Center Interagency Research Topics list. Manuscripts may be submitted online through the Contribute Content page.

Disclaimer: The opinions, conclusions, and recommendations expressed or implied within these publications are those of the authors and contributors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Stated Army Command and General Staff College, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or any other agency of the Federal government, nor those of the Simons Center or Command and General Staff College Foundation.

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Cyber Legislation Passes House and Senate

Earlier this month, Congress passed four pieces of cybersecurity legislation. Among this legislation are two bills meant to facilitate greater cooperation between the federal government and the private sector…


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FEMA Offers Interagency Logisitcs Course

The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced they will be offering a course on the fundamental concepts of interagency logistics. The course is recommended for federal, state, local, and military personnel…


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DHS Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking

On December 11, the Department of Homeland Security announced their new partnership with TravelCenters of America. The partnership between the DHS Blue Campaign and TravelCenters of America is meant to combat human trafficking…


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GAO Reports on DoD/State Projects

Last month the Government Accountability Office released a report documenting lessons learned from the Global Security Contingency Fund program managed by the Departments of State and Defense…


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Defense Agency Steps Up Ebola Efforts

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Deputy Director recently spoke about DTRA’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where DTRA is one of several U.S. government and international agencies involved in the Ebola response…


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Interagency Cooperation Helpful in Countering ISIL

This week, Department of Homeland Security Deputy Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism Policy Tom Warrick testified on the threat posed by ISIL and other terror groups…


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Officials Warn of Potential ISIS Attacks in U.S.

A joint intelligence bulletin issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warns that Islamic State forces may be planning attacks against military personnel within the United States…


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Executive Orders on Immigration Encourage Greater Interagency Cooperation

President Obama recently announced a set of initiatives and Executive Orders to reduce the strain on the current immigration system. The executive actions also encourage increased interagency cooperation…


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Obama Calls for Interagency Review of Hostage Policy

This week it was announced that President Obama has ordered a comprehensive review of U.S. policy concerning American hostages held overseas. The proposed review will focus on several areas related to hostage cases…


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IAP no. 14W - November 2014

IAP 14W (November 2014) Strategic Approach to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

This paper looks at the disjointed efforts, a lack of understanding, and limited motivation to participate that characterize the current state of affairs on combating transnational organized crime, and examines approaches to better address this issue. The authors discuss whole-of-government and partner-nation efforts to combat transnational organized crime.


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