Department of Defense (DoD)


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

Centcom official speaks on Stabilization Assistance Review



Centcom official speaks on Stabilization Assistance Review
The deputy commander at U.S. Army Central Command (Centcom), Air Force Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., gave the keynote address at a stabilization symposium at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. on June 27. During his keynote, Brown spoke on the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR), which was published earlier… Read More

Army National Guard soldiers complete FEMA training



Army National Guard soldiers complete FEMA training
Soldiers from the West Virginia Army National Guard and the West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Team recently completed necessary training and certification through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). From June 10-13, the National Guard soldiers and the water rescue team members took part in training to identify as a… Read More

DoD, USAID leaders speak on humanitarian efforts



DoD, USAID leaders speak on humanitarian efforts
Air Force General Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Mark Green spoke on a panel during the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s 2018 State Leaders Summit on June 18, 2018. The two leaders discussed the recently released Stabilization Assistance… Read More

President calls for space force, signs space directive



President calls for space force, signs space directive
During a meeting of the National Space Council on June 18, President Trump announced the creation of a sixth branch of the U.S. military, saying “I am hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a Space Force.” In his remarks, President… Read More

Stabilization Assistance Review released



Stabilization Assistance Review released
Recently, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Departments of Defense (DoD) and State published the Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR). The SAR was announced in April of this year and examines past challenges the U.S. government has faced in previous stabilization efforts. The SAR aims to streamline U.S.… Read More

Featured Article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia



Featured Article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia
Featured article: There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia by Stuart Lippe Colombia has always had large, ungovernable areas where the authority of the central government was often tenuous or non-existent. Colombians seemed to prefer to focus on their home regions, leaving the vast hinterlands to fend… Read More

Featured Article: Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa



Featured Article: Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa
Featured article: Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa by Robert Bennett United States Army Africa (USARAF) executes over 400 activities annually valued at $2 million. These activities augment activities sponsored by other U.S. government, private charitable foundations, churches, and regional African organizations. The stated goals for these activities are complementary, but… Read More

USAID, State, DoD to release Stabilization Assistance Review



USAID, State, DoD to release Stabilization Assistance Review
An interagency review of U.S. government stabilization efforts is expected as early as this month. The Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) examines how the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of Defense (DoD) coordinate their diplomacy, aid, and military operations, primarily in Syria and Iraq. A State… Read More