Training


Army National Guard soldiers complete FEMA training



Army National Guard soldiers complete FEMA training
Soldiers from the West Virginia Army National Guard and the West Virginia Swift Water Rescue Team recently completed necessary training and certification through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). From June 10-13, the National Guard soldiers and the water rescue team members took part in training to identify as a… Read More

Featured Article: Train with the Brain in Mind…



Featured Article: Train with the Brain in Mind…
Featured article: Train with the Brain in Mind: Neuroscience Education as a Force Multiplier by Michael J. Cheatham Ever-increasing lethality and superior technology epitomize the American way of war. However, despite continued investments in technological innovations, military equipment alone has rarely sufficed to ensure victory. Indeed, war is an affair… Read More

InterAgency Journal 8-4



InterAgency Journal 8-4
Inside this issue: Features A Brief History of Scandals: Special Oversight Challenges in National Security Interrogations by Erik Jens A CGSC International Hall of Fame Member and the CIA’s Covert Action in 1954 by John G. Breen Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic: A Case Study… Read More

Featured Article: The Applications of Military Simulations in an Interagency Context



Featured Article: The Applications of Military Simulations in an Interagency Context
Featured article: The Applications of Military Simulations in an Interagency Context by James Gilmore The use of simulation has been a long-standing tradition throughout military history. Planning every minute detail of an important operation is something that comes naturally and has subsequently been honed over the course of repeated use.… Read More

Report: post-Katrina coordination could be improved



Report: post-Katrina coordination could be improved
In July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report assessing the effectiveness of emergency communications after the implementation of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA). The PKEMRA was enacted to improve the federal government’s preparation for and response to disasters, including emergency communications. GAO-16-681 examines … Read More

Civilians learn about DoD mission



Civilians learn about DoD mission
This week a select group of civilians was invited to participate in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), an event that has occurred fairly regularly since 1948, where they visited the Pentagon and other military bases to learn first hand from the troops and leaders of the armed services. The… 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