Defense Support to Civil Authorities


Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement



Featured Article: Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement
Featured article: U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement by Matthew D. Bartels Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced the theory of a “Black Swan” event in 2007. It is described “as an event in human history that was unprecedented and unexpected at the point in time it occurred; however, after evaluating… Read More

GAO reports on progress in CBRN response



GAO reports on progress in CBRN response
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a report assessing the Department of Defense’s (DoD) progress incorporating the Homeland Response Force into the chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) response enterprise. DoD is expected to play a prominent role in supporting civil authorities in a CBRN incident, and the Homeland… Read More

GAO: DoD should clarify its role during cyber incidents



GAO: DoD should clarify its role during cyber incidents
In April the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report suggesting the Department of Defense (DoD) clarify its roles and responsibilities for Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA) during cyber incidents. The report, GAO-16-332, comes as the scale, frequency, and impact of cyber incidents grow. Cyber threats loom over U.S.… Read More