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.




Bill Calls For Interagency Coordination in U.S. Hostage Cases

Representative Duncan Hunter (R-CA) recently introduced a bill that calls for greater government-wide coordination in U.S. hostage cases. The bill has already gained the support of Secretary of Defense Ash Carter…

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IAE 15-02W U.S. Military Sustainment Assistance Following North Korean Regime Collapse

This essay examines the combined response efforts that would be required of the U.S. military, U.S. government, nongovernmental organizations, and international partners in the event of regime collapse in North Korea…


Interagency Strategy Needed on Drones

Last week, members of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management called for better comprehensive strategy to combat the potential threats of domestic drones…

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Cybersecurity Bill Passes Senate Intelligence Committee

On March 13, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. The bill creates additional incentives to increase sharing of cybersecurity threat information…

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CSIS Report Provides Recommendations on Cyber Threat Information Sharing

In early March, the Center for Strategic & International Studies published a report outlining their recommendations to Congress in regard to cyber threat information sharing between the government and the private sector…

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IAS-004 (March 2015) Economics in Counterinsurgency Operations

This study compares previously deployed economic development plans to efforts undertaken during the recent operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The author explores the Marshall Plan’s success in post-WWII Europe and the pacification efforts undertaken by the Office of Civil Operations and Revolutionary Development (CORDS) during the Vietnam War.


Military Leaders Speak on Cyber Issues

Last month, leaders from U.S. Cyber Command and the Army Cyber Command spoke about preventing and responding to cyberattacks and the future of cyber defense at a cybersecurity conference hosted by the New America Foundation…

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DHS Officials Push for Cyber Information Sharing

This week, two Department of Homeland Security officials testified before a congressional panel on President Obama’s proposal on cybersecurity information sharing…

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Report Outlines Lessons Learned Establishing Interagency Task Force

Earlier in February, the RAND Corporation released a report documenting lessons learned while establishing the Guatemalan Interagency Task Force Tecún Umán. The IATF was established for the interdiction of drug flow across the Mexican border…


Cybersecurity, Consumer Protection Subject of White House Summit

Last week, Stanford University hosted the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection. The summit centered around cybersecurity information sharing and the efforts private industry is taking to better protect the data of their customers…