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Multi-agency federal disaster assistance bill introduced



Multi-agency federal disaster assistance bill introduced
Last week Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) introduced a bill to the House of Representatives that calls for the creation of a multi-agency federal team to improve and reform federal disaster assistance. The bill, H.R. 4288, was introduced on December 17, and was then referred to the House Committee on… Read More

Defining diplomacy



Defining diplomacy
He ordered another bottle … in honor of a career so comfortable that it is called The Career and a ministerial department so superior that it is called The Department. “Les Ambassades”, Roger Peyrefitte Most countries provide professional education for their diplomats and some operate establishments specifically for that purpose.… Read More

CSIS report provides recommendations on cyber threat information sharing



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...

2013 NDAA addresses interagency issues



2013 NDAA addresses interagency issues

On January 2, 2013, President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 into law. The Act authorizes appropriations for DoD activities for fiscal year 2013. The Act also addresses specific DoD programs and personnel issues...

Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances



Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy recently spoke at the Chairman's Forum at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.  Flournoy discussed imbalances in interagency resourcing, the growth of interagency operations, the National Security structure, and public-private partnerships...