weapons of mass destruction (WMD)


Featured Article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology…



Featured Article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology…
Featured article: Advancing Bio Detection with Biosensors and Nanotechnology for Rapid Interagency Response by Habi Mojidi Any effective bio surveillance system must be able to detect the presence of biological agents with sufficient speed and adequate attribution to facilitate an effective interagency response and thwart a crisis. The U.S. currently… Read More

Featured Article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction



Featured Article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction
Featured article: Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction by Thomas F. Moore Although states have used a variety of systems to deliver weapons of mass destruction (WMD), we are, in fact, surrounded by practically ubiquitous delivery vehicles for WMD, insects, for example. States have worked to seize the benefits of these… Read More

Featured Article: The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons



Featured Article: The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons
Featured article: The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons by Richard C. Robbins Years in the future, when historians reflect upon the early twenty-first century reemergence of great power competition, they will likely speak of hypersonic weapons as the novel technology that most transformed the nature of warfare and deterrence.… Read More

Featured Article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology



Featured Article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology
Featured article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology by Sean R. Watterson Synthetic biology is a field of science that draws from methodologies found in engineering disciplines, such as computer engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer science, to construct new biological systems or modify existing ones. The field has the… Read More

Featured Article: Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking



Featured Article: Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking
Featured article: Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking by Amy J. Nelson and John Mark Mattox 2018 was a banner year for national strategies. It witnessed the publication of a National Security Strategy, a National Defense Strategy, a National Strategy for Counterterrorism, a National Strategy for Countering… Read More

InterAgency Journal 10-2



InterAgency Journal 10-2
Inside this issue: Features Situating Weapons of Mass Destruction in our Interagency Thinking by Amy J. Nelson and John Mark Mattox Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology by Sean R. Watterson The Interagency Challenges of Hypersonic Strike Weapons by Richard C. Robbins Entomological “Weapons” of Mass Destruction by Thomas F. Moore… Read More

InterAgency Journal 9-4



InterAgency Journal 9-4
Inside this issue: Features Collaborating to Solve National Science and Technology Challenges in a Time of Scarcity by Ian G. Brosnan and Jonathan Stock Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change: An Interagency Challenge by Wendell Chris King Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan by Robert… Read More

House authorizes DHS counter WMD office



House authorizes DHS counter WMD office
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed by voice vote the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Act of 2018. The CWMD Act would permanently establish the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) CWMD Office, which was established in December 2017 and aims to counter attempts by terrorists and other threat… Read More

Featured Article: The Interagency Challenge of Biosecurity…



Featured Article: The Interagency Challenge of Biosecurity…
Featured article: The Interagency Challenge of Biosecurity in Dual-Use Research by Matthew J. Moakler On October 17, 2014, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced a funding pause for “gain-of-function” research (i.e., research that increases an organism’s ability to cause disease) in order to conduct a study… Read More

Featured Article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency



Featured Article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency
Featured article: Cyber Attacks The New WMD Challenge to the Interagency by Quan Hai T. Lu The President of the United States recently said that “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.” Advances in transistor design and integrated circuits… Read More