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IAP 10W (September 2012) Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense



IAP 10W (September 2012) Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense

Using a capabilities-based assessment model as a guide, this paper examines the current operational capabilities of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customs and Border Protection, and NORTHCOM. The analysis highlights the capabilities required to combat current and future threats along the southwest border and identifies the gaps between existing and required capabilities.

Partnerships essential to bio threat prevention



Partnerships essential to bio threat prevention

Greg Delawie, State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, recently spoke about the need for partnerships in addressing biological threats and biodefense, including biological weapons and infectious disease...

InterAgency Journal 3-3 (Summer 2012)



InterAgency Journal 3-3 (Summer 2012)

Inside this issue:  Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force, by Kevin L. Stafford; The Interagency Role in Conflict Prevention, by Kevin D. Stringer and Katie M. Sizemore; Interagency Collaboration by Design, by Alex J. Ryan ...and much more.

Shapiro speaks on State-Defense cooperation



Shapiro speaks on State-Defense cooperation

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro recently spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the new era in State-Defense cooperation. Shapiro spoke on State's efforts to improve interagency cooperation...

State, SOCOM partner to counter cyberterrorism



State, SOCOM partner to counter cyberterrorism

The State Department and United States Special Operations Command have undertaken a new counterterrorism mission that focuses on the relationships between organized crime, political or ideological extremism, and terrorism. The new mission includes countercyberterrorism efforts...

White House announces strategy for mass Atrocity prevention and response



White House announces strategy for mass Atrocity prevention and response

The White House released the fact sheet for a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities.  The strategy stems from an August 2011 Presidential Study Directive...

USAID releases new human trafficking policy



USAID releases new human trafficking policy

USAID released its new Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy in February 2012. The new policy lays the groundwork for USAID counter-trafficking in persons  programs and highlights the importance of partnerships with the State Department, DoD, and other stakeholders...