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Water partnership unites government agencies and NGOs



Water partnership unites government agencies and NGOs

On March 21, the State Department released a fact sheet detailing the establishment of the US Water Partnership (USWP). The USWP is a U.S.-based public-private partnership established to unite American expertise, knowledge, and resources to address water challenges around the world...

Agencies participate in nuclear forensics exercise



Agencies participate in nuclear forensics exercise

Participants from the U.S. military and multiple U.S. government agencies recently took part in Exercise Trinity Oak at Fort Gordon, GA.  The exercise took place from Feb. 24 to March 1, and trained interagency participants in nuclear forensics...

DHS stresses supply chain security



DHS stresses supply chain security

The expansive nature of the global supply chain leaves it vulnerable to disruption, whether the disruption is naturally occurring or manmade.  To ensure the security and resilience of the global supply chain, there is a need to shift focus from "just-in-time" delivery to "just-in-case" security...

More oversight of interagency programs needed



More oversight of interagency programs needed

According to a new Government Accountability Office report, interagency programs would benefit from more Congressional oversight. The report also details the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010, which calls for increased interagency cooperation as a way of achieving meaningful results...

Interagency cooperative efforts contribute to counterfeiting crackdown



Interagency cooperative efforts contribute to counterfeiting crackdown

The domain names of 150 commercial websites have been seized as part of a federal law enforcement operation.  The seizure is a coordinated anti-counterfeiting effort of the Department of Justice, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Project on National Security Reform envisions transformed national security system



Project on National Security Reform envisions transformed national security system

The Project on National Security Reform envisions a collaborative, agile, and innovative system that would combine all elements of national strength, integrating intelligence, making timely and informed decisions, and taking decisive action.  A transformed national security system would be characterized by a broadened and re-balanced concept of national security...

EPA and DOT join U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Safety Center



EPA and DOT join U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Safety Center

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently signed agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) to enhance information sharing among the agencies...