Department of Defense (DoD)


U.S. prepares for Florence



U.S. prepares for Florence
According to Department of Defense (DoD) officials, more than 7,000 active duty and National Guard service members are prepared to respond to Hurricane Florence. DoD officials also said that the department is working with civilian agencies and federal partners in support of regions affected by the storm. U.S. Northern Command… Read More

Stabilization Symposium findings published



Stabilization Symposium findings published
Findings from the Stabilization Symposium have been published. The Stabilization Symposium was held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from June 26 to June 27, and focused on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) that was published earlier that month. The SAR aims to streamline U.S. government stabilization efforts and… Read More

DoD, FEMA prepare for Hurricane Lane



DoD, FEMA prepare for Hurricane Lane
The Hawaii National Guard and active-duty military personnel, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Baltimore District), Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are preparing for Hurricane Lane to make landfall. FEMA has activated its National Response Coordination Center in Washington, DC, and the Hawaii National… Read More

Guardsman, civilians, and agencies fighting wildfires across western U.S.



Guardsman, civilians, and agencies fighting wildfires across western U.S.
The 2018 wildfire season has consumed more than two million acres of land, with more than 100 fires burning as of earlier this month. This comes after another two million acres of land burned in 2017. Over 30,000 personnel – including firefighters from the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand as… Read More

National security professionals move to save PKSOI



National security professionals move to save PKSOI
An open letter published last week argues against the elimination of the U.S. Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI). Secretary of the Army Mark Esper has called for the elimination of PKSOI, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis is expected to make a decision on the matter … Read More

Featured Article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge



Featured Article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge
Featured article: Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge: Applying FEMA’s Interagency Coordination Doctrine to International Stabilization and Reconstruction Operations by Benjamin Cabana There are two things for certain when it comes to the study of the interagency process for successful stabilization and reconstruction operations. First, a successful operation requires the… Read More

Featured Article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific



Featured Article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific
Featured article: USAID and USACE Collaboration in the Pacific by Patrick J. Wesner and Brett D. Fuller The United States must use its diplomatic, economic, and military tools simultaneously when assisting aspiring partners. — National Security Strategy, December 2017 The recently released U.S. National Security Strategy (2017 NSS) highlights the… Read More

Agencies request option to contract help in event of cyberattack



Agencies request option to contract help in event of cyberattack
The Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have proposed a new regulation that would allow them to seek small contracts after a cyberattack or natural disaster. The proposed rule amends the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, and would allow the agencies… Read More