Department of Defense (DoD)


SAMS student featured in ‘Face of Defense’



SAMS student featured in ‘Face of Defense’
A student from the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) has been featured in “Face of Defense,” a news feature that runs on the Defense Departments website each week. The article on Army Col. Oscar Doward Jr., commander of U.S. Army Central’s 2503rd Digital Liaison Detachment, was published on June… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-2



InterAgency Journal 8-2
Inside this issue: Features Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Questions for the Interagency by John Mark Mattox Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency’s Nuclear Counterproliferation Task by John W. Andrews Importing Nuclear Weapons Through the Selectively- Permeable Border of the United States by William T. Eckles A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism… Read More

Featured Article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies



Featured Article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies
Featured article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies by George K. Hughes Despite the continuous increase in operational tempo across the U.S. government, there has not been a proportional increase of resources. In fact, the level of uncertainty over resource availability in most departments and agencies continues to grow while they… Read More

Featured Article: U.S. Special Operations Forces and the Interagency in Phase Zero



Featured Article: U.S. Special Operations Forces and the Interagency in Phase Zero
Featured article: U.S. Special Operations Forces and the Interagency in Phase Zero by Kyle Johnston The events of September 11, 2001, redefined the American model of security—no longer was the threat of American military power enough to deter large-scale attacks on the homeland. In the year that followed that historic… Read More

Featured Article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience



Featured Article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience
Featured article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience by Ted Thomas and Ira Chaleff The military needs men and women who have courage–the physical courage to go into battle, to overcome fear in the face of bodily injury or death, mental pain, and lifelong disabilities. Militaries run on physical courage. Without… Read More

Featured Article: Civil Affairs History and Doctrine: From Military Government to Interagency Partner



Featured Article: Civil Affairs History and Doctrine: From Military Government to Interagency Partner
Featured article: Civil Affairs History and Doctrine: From Military Government to Interagency Partner by Thomas R. Geisinger The 2014 Army Operating Concept (AOC), “Win in a Complex World,” stresses the need for American military power to prevent conflict and shape future wars as much as win them.1 To do this,… Read More

Convergence in the Cross-Domain Era



Convergence in the Cross-Domain Era
May 3, 2017 The 16th Annual C4ISRNET Conference will be held on May 3, 2017, and the Renaissance Arlington Capital View in Arlington, VA. The Conference brings together senior-level military, government, industry and corporate leaders to discuss the latest requirements and capabilities in mobility, command and control, communications, cyber, unmanned… Read More

DoD officials discuss WMDs, new threats



DoD officials discuss WMDs, new threats
On March 23, senior defense officials spoke before the House Committee on Armed Services on the subject of traditional weapons of mass destruction and the use of new synthetic biological tools. Dr. Arthur T. Hopkins, acting assistant secretary for nuclear, chemical and biological defense programs, testified on the Department of… Read More

Featured Article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts



Featured Article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts
Featured article: The Tumultuous Recent History of U.S. Stabilization and Reconstruction Efforts: The Way Ahead? by David A. Anderson The U.S. has been directly involved in some level of foreign stabilization and reconstruction effort since the end of World War II (WWII): from the occupation and reconstruction of post-WWII Japan/Germany,… Read More

Former DHS official calls for new roles and missions commission



Former DHS official calls for new roles and missions commission
In a recent Homeland Security Today article, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official stated that DHS is in need of reauthorizing legislation that will reaffirm and update the department’s organizations and functions. Daniel M. Gerstein, who was the undersecretary (acting) and deputy undersecretary in DHS’s Science and Technology… Read More