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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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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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…


Executive Order Calls for Information Sharing of Cyber Threat Data

On February 13, President Obama signed an Executive Order to encourage and promote sharing of cybersecurity threat information within the private sector and between the private sector and government…

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RAND Report Boasts Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

Last year, the RAND Corporation published a report examining the multi-agency response following Hurricane Sandy in 2012…

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InterAgency Journal 6-1 (Winter 2015)

Inside this issue: Afghanistan Army Development: What Went Wrong, Tommy J. Tracy; The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government, Daniel R. Green; Interagency Challenges to Mitigating Threats and Safeguarding Liberties, Harry Phillips… and much more.


New Agency to Investigate Cyber Threats

On Tuesday, February 10, the White House announced that it is creating a new office to sort through intelligence data about cyber threats and combat cyber attacks…


White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism

February 18, 2015

The White House will host a Summit on Countering Violent Extremism to highlight domestic and international efforts to prevent violent extremism and radicalization…


Countering Violent Extremism: What to Expect From the White House Summit

February 17, 2015

The Bipartisan Policy Center is hosting a preview of the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism on February 17, 2015…

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President Lays Out 2015 National Security Strategy

Last Friday, the White House released President Obama’s new National Security Strategy, which builds on the progress of the last six years, and provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests…