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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

Human trafficking awareness training provided to federal departments



Human trafficking awareness training provided to federal departments
As part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced in late January that the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) will begin to provide human trafficking awareness training as part of basic training courses. The FLETC courses are used to train federal… Read More

BENS releases domestic security report



BENS releases domestic security report

Last year, Business Executives for National Security published a report reviewing U.S. domestic security. The BENS report assesses whether the many reforms enacted after 9/11 are still effective at confronting a changing terrorist threat...