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President Trump visits JIATF-South



President Trump visits JIATF-South
On Thursday, April 19, President Donald J. Trump visited Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South). He was joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and other senior U.S. officials. JIATF-South, located in Key West, Florida, is a forward base responsible for the detection and monitoring of illicit trafficking to… Read More

National Security Strategy released



National Security Strategy released
President Trump announced the new National Security Strategy (NSS) on December 18, saying “With every decision and every action, we are now putting America first.” The NSS is supported by four pillars – protect the homeland, promote American prosperity, preserve peace through strength, and advance American influence. The new NSS… Read More

CSIS publishes cyber agenda for Trump



CSIS publishes cyber agenda for Trump
Earlier this month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) published a report that provided a cybersecurity agenda for the incoming president. The CSIS Cyber Policy Task Force began working on the new agenda in late 2014, and provides recommendations on policies, organizational improvements, and resources needed in the… Read More

Agencies investigate Russia, Trump associates



Agencies investigate Russia, Trump associates
For months, U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies have been collaborating in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the recent presidential election. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Justice, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of… Read More

Interagency collaboration encouraged during transition



Interagency collaboration encouraged during transition
A report published this month by MITRE suggests the Trump administration can successfully meet its technological innovation goals through better information sharing and interagency cooperation. The paper is part of a collection aimed at helping Presidential candidates and their transition teams during the Transition. The new report reviews how important… Read More

News You Can Use: 12/07/16



News You Can Use: 12/07/16
National Security Reforming the National Security Council: It’s About Trust and Accountability, Defense News Lessons Never Learned From Pearl Harbor, U.S. News Obama speech will defend national security strategy employed during his presidency, Military Times Iran condemns extension of nuclear-related sanctions by Senate, The Washington Post Defense Secretary Ash Carter:… Read More

DHS challenges outlined for next administration



DHS challenges outlined for next administration
A new report lays out the challenges the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will face in the coming years. The Homeland Security & Defense Business Council report outlines the changes coming to DHS under a new administration. “Charting the Future: A Mission Driven Homeland Security Enterprise” examines DHS and highlights… Read More