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Cyber Exercise Improves Interagency Cooperation

Earlier this month, 550 participants engaged in Cyber Guard 14-1, a two-week exercise designed to test operational and interagency coordination in the event of a domestic cyberspace incident…

IAJ 5-2

InterAgency Journal 5-2 (Summer 2014)

Inside this issue: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge, Benjamin Cabana; Deep Analysis: Designing Complexity Into Our Understanding of Conflict, Thomas G. Matyók, Hannah Rose Mendoza and Cathryne Schmitz… and much more.


Better Collaboration Needed Along Southwest Border

In June the Government Accountability Office released a report reviewing collaborative efforts among the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and other interagency partners along the U.S. southwest border…


Interagency Partnerships Crucial to Safeguarding Infrastructure

At a recent cyber symposium, Navy Adm. Michael S. Rogers stressed the importance of building partnerships among the federal government, the private sector, and academia for the defense of critical infrastructure…

QHSR 2014

2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Published by DHS

In June the Department of Homeland Security published its second Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. The original QHSR, published in 2010, outlined the vision, mission areas, goals, and objectives for homeland security…

Department of Homeland Security

Coordination Group Provides Update on Unaccompanied Child Immigration

The Unified Coordination Group recently provided an update on the federal response and efforts taken to address the influx of unaccompanied child immigrants entering the United States across the southwest border…


Report Recommends Improved Transportation Collaboration in Disaster Response

The U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report in May of this year assessing the collaborative efforts made by the Department of Transportation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency during Hurricane Sandy…

Department of Homeland Security

DOJ/DHS Partnership Curbs Cybercrime

In early June, the Department of Homeland Security reported on the success of its partnership with the Department of Justice in containing the spread of Gameover Zeus, a sophisticated piece of malware that steals banking information…

RAND - IA info sharing - Mar2014

Research Suggests Use of DoD-Developed Technology along U.S. Border

The RAND Corporation recently completed research into Department of Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Administration use of DoD-funded intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance technologies along the U.S. southern border…


Report Praises Current Measures in U.S. Biological Defense

In a May report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released a report assessing the U.S. government’s preparedness for biological threat agents…