Security


Featured Article: The Business of War



Featured Article: The Business of War
Featured article: The Business of War: Private Military and Security Companies in Armed Conflict by Kenneth A. Segelhorst In war-torn countries around the world, thousands of rough men stand ready to do violence on behalf of those unable or unwilling. They are equipped with the most advanced military technology available:… Read More

DHS urges caution over Meltdown and Spectre



DHS urges caution over Meltdown and Spectre
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a press release last week warning of the security vulnerabilities known as Meltdown and Spectre. According to DHS, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Center (NCCIC) is aware of the vulnerabilities, which affect modern computer processors and could allow attackers access to sensitive information.… Read More

Featured Article: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative



Featured Article: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative
Featured article: Speak Smartly and Carry a Big Stick: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative by Brian Anthony, Robert Lyons and Stuart Peebles “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far,” the 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt famously advised. Notwithstanding the wisdom of Teddy… Read More

November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month



November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, a time to appreciate and protect the essential services that underpin American society and serve as the backbone of our nation’s economy, security, and health. In a proclamation released yesterday, President Trump stated that “The natural disasters our country has experienced in… Read More

Volume focuses on security planning



Volume focuses on security planning
The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Press recently published a second volume focused on viewing operational planning through a joint, interagency, and multinational lens. The first volume was published in 2015. Through the Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Lens: Linking the Strategic Environment and Operational Planning includes chapters… Read More

WHINSEC commandant discusses interagency focus



WHINSEC commandant discusses interagency focus
In a recent interview with Diálogo, U.S. Army Colonel Keith Anthony spoke about the mission and curriculum of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), and institute’s place within U.S Southern Command. Col. Anthony has been the commandant of WHINSEC for over two years. During the interview, Anthony discussed… Read More

Agencies partner on Super Bowl 51 security



Agencies partner on Super Bowl 51 security
Multiple local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies came together Sunday for Super Bowl 51. The Department of Defense (DoD) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also partnered with law enforcement to secure the big event. The FBI’s primary role in security planning was to provide intelligence about possible… Read More

More from RAND on climate change, international security



More from RAND on climate change, international security
In late December 2016, RAND Corporation published a dissertation on climate change and international security. The dissertation offers a prospective analysis of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the anticipated security consequences of climate change. According to the author, the effects of climate-driven environmental change is expected to threaten… 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

November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month



November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
November is Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month. Critical infrastructure is a vital, if often forgotten part of life; something everyone relies on. This year, Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month will focus on our infrastructure’s increasing reliance on web-enabled systems. During Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month, the Department… Read More