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
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
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
The Combined Arms Center has announced the 2016 General William E. DePuy Writing Competition. This year’s theme is “Educating the Force: What is the Right Balance between Training and Education?” The contest closes July 11, 2016.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
Do soldiers really need higher education?… Read More
Closes 11 July 2016
The Combined Arms Center has announced the 2016 General William E. DePuy Writing Competition. This year’s theme is “Educating the Force: What is the Right Balance between Training and Education?” The contest closes July 11, 2016, with first, second, and third place winners announced at a… Read More
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
In May, the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released their final report identifying best practices and recommendations for mending relationships between law enforcement and the communities they protect and serve...
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...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently announced they will be offering a course on the fundamental concepts of interagency logistics. The course is recommended for federal, state, local, and military personnel...
Earlier this year, the Department of the Army released a pamphlet on the subject of engagement. The pamphlet includes a section which calls for Soldiers to be trained to work with host nation security forces, international government organizations, and interagency partners...