homeland defense


Simons Center hosts fifth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



Simons Center hosts fifth InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
Yesterday, Mr. Ralph Erwin,  Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency liaison to CGSC, briefed students, staff, and faculty at the U.S. Command and General Staff College on the actions and missions of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Erwin reviewed how NGA serves as both a combat support… Read More

Northcom prioritizes cooperation in homeland defense



Northcom prioritizes cooperation in homeland defense
Earlier this month, Navy Admiral William E. Gortney, commander of U.S. Northern Command (Northcom) and North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), spoke of the importance of homeland defense with the House Armed Services Committee. Gortney testified before the panel on budget requests, command operations, and whole-of-government and military-to-military cooperation. Gortney… Read More

Call for papers– Simons Center 2014 interagency writing competition (deadline Aug. 8, 2014)



Call for papers– Simons Center 2014 interagency writing competition (deadline Aug. 8, 2014)

COMPETITION IS CLOSED EFFECTIVE AUG. 8, 2014 -- The Arthur D. Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation announces its Interagency Writing Competition for 2014.  All submissions must be received by 5 pm CST on Friday, August 8, 2014...

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.