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Hurricane response efforts continue



Hurricane response efforts continue
Hurricane relief efforts are still underway in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after the territories were ravaged by Hurricane Maria in September. As of October 30, over 15,000 federal civilian and military personnel are on location in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Federal Emergency… Read More

Armed Services Committee hears testimony on cyber



Armed Services Committee hears testimony on cyber
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee heard testimony related to defending the nation from cyber attacks on October 19. Kenneth P. Rapuano, assistant secretary of defense for homeland defense and global security, testified during the hearing. In his prepared testimony, Rapuano stressed that the Department of Defense (DoD) was part… Read More

Report addresses cyber threats to infrastructure



Report addresses cyber threats to infrastructure
This month, Defense One released a special report concerning cyber defense. Protecting Infrastructure from Cyber Threats is a collection of short pieces on various cyber threats facing the nation. Protecting Infrastructure begins with a piece on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) search for automated defenses from cyber adversaries,… Read More

Featured Article: Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy…



Featured Article: Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy…
Featured article: Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy through Structure and Design by Sharon Engelmeier The endurance of Syria’s Assad regime, Russia’s defiant maneuvering in eastern Ukraine, and the Islamic State’s encroachment on Iraqi territory stand as staunch reminders to those within U.S. government strategic communication fields that they remain deficient… Read More

DoD, partners ready to respond to Hurricane Nate



DoD, partners ready to respond to Hurricane Nate
The Department of Defense’s (DoD) U.S. Northern Command (Northcom) is ready to support Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) efforts in responding to Hurricane Nate, which made landfall in Louisiana as a category 1 hurricane over the weekend. Northcom pre-positioned DoD assets in preparation for the response to Nate, and DoD… Read More

Agency partnerships vital to defeat ISIS



Agency partnerships vital to defeat ISIS
Earlier this week, Mark Swayne spoke before the House Armed Services subcommittee on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) role in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Swayne is the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary… Read More

Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean



Hurricane response ongoing in Puerto Rico, Caribbean
The U.S. response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean continues after the storms devastated the area last month. Over 12,000 responders from U.S. federal agencies are involved in response efforts, and U.S. personnel have been working closely with partners from the Commonwealth. Department of Defense… Read More

Rogers speaks on evolution of cyber



Rogers speaks on evolution of cyber
Last week, Navy Admiral Michael S. Rogers, U.S. Cyber Command commander and director of the National Security Agency, spoke at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference. The conference took place in National Harbor, Maryland. Rogers spoke about the ever-evolving cyber mission, saying that the Department of Defense… Read More

Featured Article: …Synchronization of Civil Information Management



Featured Article: …Synchronization of Civil Information Management
Featured article: A Call for Synchronization of Civil Information Management by Michael L. Jones Special operation forces (SOF) and interagency partners face unique challenges when conducting civil information management (CIM) within the joint interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational (JIIM) environments. Information management requires a streamlined technologic system that reduces redundant technological… Read More