Intelligence


Simons Center hosts third InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture



Simons Center hosts third InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture
November 8 was a busy day for everyone at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC). Not only was yesterday election day, but that afternoon the Simons Center and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff School (CGSS) hosted their third InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture. Dr. John G. Breen, … Read More

Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety



Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety
Earlier this month The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the Bipartisan Policy Center published a report on immigration and its relationship to the safety and security of the nation. “Balancing Priorities: Immigration, National Security, and Public Safety” examines the U.S. government’s ability to balance the country’s immigration, national security,… Read More

Third lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series’ – Nov. 8



Third lecture in ‘InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series’ – Nov. 8
The third lecture in the new InterAgency Brown-Bag Lecture Series is scheduled for 12:30-1:30 p.m., Nov. 8, in the Arnold Conference Room of the Lewis and Clark Center on Fort Leavenworth. This third lecture entitled “Getting to Know the CIA” is being presented by Dr. John G. Breen, CGSC Commandant’s… Read More

JICSpOC creates more seamless coordination across government



JICSpOC creates more seamless coordination across government
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work recently spoke about the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC) at the Air, Space and Cyber Conference. In his keynote, Work said that JICSpOC “is designed to perform battle management and command and control of the space constellation under threat of attack,” and that… Read More

Experts gather at National Security Summit



Experts gather at National Security Summit
Last week a panel of military and government agency leaders gathered to share their experiences and perspectives on cyber and intelligence issues at the Intelligence and National Security Summit. The Summit is the premier gathering of senior decision makers from government, military, industry and academia. Panelists included commander of U.S.… Read More

DoD updates manual on intelligence



DoD updates manual on intelligence
The Department of Defense (DoD) has updated its procedures on intelligence activities. The updated manual governs “how DoD intelligence elements will conduct activities supporting their missions while safeguarding legal rights and protections guaranteed by the Constitution to all U.S. persons,” said DoD senior intelligence oversight official Michael Mahar. Changes to… Read More

Task force provides update on anti-human trafficking efforts



Task force provides update on anti-human trafficking efforts
On January 5, the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF) released a fact sheet detailing some of PITF’s recent accomplishments. PITF’s anti-trafficking efforts focus on rule of law, victim services, procurement and supply chains, and public awareness and outreach. The fact sheet provides an… Read More

2016 National Counterintelligence Strategy released



2016 National Counterintelligence Strategy released
In November, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released the 2016 National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America. The new strategy updates previous versions, and lays out how the U.S. government will identify and disrupt foreign intelligence entity (FIE) threats. The strategy addresses counterintelligence concerns inside and outside… Read More

Interagency partners support refugee admissions



Interagency partners support refugee admissions
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Leon Rodriguez addressed the House and Senate last week on the subject of the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the security of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Rodriguez’s written remarks were delivered to the House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee… Read More

Anti-ISIL strategy to include civilian and military agencies



Anti-ISIL strategy to include civilian and military agencies
Yesterday, President Obama met with military and civilian leaders to discuss the strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The strategy includes multiple elements of American power, including military, intelligence, diplomacy, and economic development. The President acknowledged that countering ISIL will be… Read More