counterterrorism


CyberCon speakers focus on cybersecurity, defense



CyberCon speakers focus on cybersecurity, defense
Last month, leaders from the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS) spoke at CyberCon 2015, a cybersecurity forum for dialogue on strategy and innovation to secure federal and defense networks. The forum included speakers and panelists representing various U.S. government agencies, and focused on cybersecurity and defense. Keynote… Read More

GAO reviews State bureau collaboration



GAO reviews State bureau collaboration
In July the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report assessing interagency collaboration between the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism and other government entities. GAO’s report evaluates progress made by the Bureau to counter violent extremism, build partner counterterrorism capacity, and improve coordination since it was elevated to bureau status… Read More

GAO audits Counterterrorism Bureau coordination



GAO audits Counterterrorism Bureau coordination

The Government Accountability Office has released a report examining the Bureau of Counterterrorism. GAO notes that they found that the Counterterrorism Bureau was generally consistent with key practices for interagency collaboration...

Multi-agency exercise prepares for nuclear incident



Multi-agency exercise prepares for nuclear incident

In early May, the Department of Defense hosted a multi-agency exercise to prepare agency experts to respond to home-grown terrorists and a nuclear incident...

President lays out 2015 National Security Strategy



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...

BENS releases domestic security report



BENS releases domestic security report

Last year, Business Executives for National Security published a report reviewing U.S. domestic security. The BENS report assesses whether the many reforms enacted after 9/11 are still effective at confronting a changing terrorist threat...

IAP 15W (January 2015) Embracing the Interagency Implications of a Changing National Security Strategy



IAP 15W (January 2015) Embracing the Interagency Implications of a Changing National Security Strategy

This paper examines the criticality of Army-interagency collaboration and assess the Army’s readiness to effectively engage and leverage the interagency. It discusses existing guidance and illustrate the need for a more clearly-articulated Army interagency strategy.