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:

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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.



IAE 15-01W

IAE 15-01W A New Strategic Framework: Development as an Instrument of American Power

This essay explores the four traditional instruments of national power – diplomatic, economic, informational, and military, or DIME – and proposes that development be included as an instrument of national power…


Chairman Calls for Information Sharing Legislation

In an interview earlier this week, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey spoke about U.S. vulnerabilities to cyber attacks. The Chairman specifically addressed threats to civilian and private infrastructure…


GAO: DHS Unprepared for Cyber Attacks

The Government Accountability Office recently released an audit report that assesses the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security and other federal facilities are prepared to address cyber risk to building and access control systems…


White House Discusses Strengthening U.S. Cybersecurity

On Tuesday, President Obama visited the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) where he spoke about plans to strengthen U.S. cybersecurity in 2015…

Department of Homeland Security

DHS Inspector General Critical of Drone Use at U.S. Border

Last Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General released a statement along with a report assessing the progress of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s use of unmanned aircraft along the U.S. southwest border…

IAP no. 15W

IAP 15W (January 2015) Embracing the Interagency Implications of a Changing National Security Strategy

This paper examines the criticality of Army-interagency collaboration and assess the Army’s readiness to effectively engage and leverage the interagency. It discusses existing guidance and illustrate the need for a more clearly-articulated Army interagency strategy.


GAO Recommends Greater Collaboration in Emergencies

In December 2014, the Government Accountability Office released a report analyzing current strategies to prepare for no-notice catastrophic emergencies that assesses federal interagency emergency support function preparedness…


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…

Department of Homeland Security

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…

Department of Homeland Security

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…