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News You Can Use: 09/05/16



News You Can Use: 09/05/16
National Security A new mission for Homeland Security: managing risk, The Hill Coast Guardsmen recall flood rescues in Louisiana, Navy Times Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State, Congressional Research Service Homeland Security Considers Declaring Election ‘Critical Infrastructure’, NewsMax Former senator: Inquiry over Saudi involvement in 9/11 is not over,… Read More

DoD, HHS, others respond to Zika threat



DoD, HHS, others respond to Zika threat
This week Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), affirmed Southcom’s role in the “whole-of-hemisphere” approach to combating the Zika virus. Tidd spoke at a Council of the Americas forum on March 22, where he discussed the part Southcom and other U.S. agencies play in the… Read More

DoD to support HHS in Zika virus research



DoD to support HHS in Zika virus research
On January 27, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced that they have been asked to support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in their efforts related to the Zika virus. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said that the DoD experts have been asked to help gather other experts… Read More

President lays out 2015 National Security Strategy



President lays out 2015 National Security Strategy

Last Friday, the White House released President Obama’s new National Security Strategy, which builds on the progress of the last six years, and provides a vision and strategy for advancing the nation’s interests...

USAID, other agencies develop action plan on children in adversity



USAID, other agencies develop action plan on children in adversity

In December 2012, the U.S. Agency for International Development released its first-ever Action Plan on Children in Adversity. The plan calls for an interagency strategy to assist vulnerable children in low- and middle-income countries...

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...