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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THE LATEST PUBLICATIONS

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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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Cybercom Commander Lauds Partnerships

Cybercom commander Adm. Michael S. Rogers addressed the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in late October. Rogers focused his address on the importance of partnerships for effective cybersecurity…


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House Committee Reviews Multi-Agency Ebola Response

On October 24, experts and representatives from several U.S. departments and international organizations spoke at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ebola response hearing…


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DHS Secretary Reviews 21st Century Border Security

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on the subject of U.S. border security in the 21st century. His remarks were centered on the U.S. southwest border…


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USAID - Ebola - Oct. 2014

USAID, White House Release Ebola Factsheets

Earlier this month, the White House and USAID released factsheets updating the public on the U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak…


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Johnson Encourages Further DHS/DoD Cooperation

On October 14, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about past, current, and future collaborative efforts, and encouraged increased cooperation between all branches of U.S. government…


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USAID Leads, DoD Supports U.S. Ebola Response

In the past two weeks the U.S. government has made several announcements outlining whole-of-government response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa. USAID is the lead agency in the effort, with support from DoD and other agencies and organizations…


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NIST Releases Smart Grid Framework

In September, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0, which provides an update on smart grid and critical infrastructure cybersecurity…


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USAID Builds on Iraq Emergency Response

In the past two month, the U.S. Agency for International Development has released a series of fact sheets outlining their role in the U.S. response to continuing conflict and hardship in Iraq…


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