weapons of mass destruction (WMD)


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

New office at DHS to counter WMDs



New office at DHS to counter WMDs
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced last week the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office. The new office is established at a time when “The United States faces rising danger from terrorist groups and rogue nation states,” said Secretary Nielsen.… Read More

Featured Article: Securing the U.S. Food Supply…



Featured Article: Securing the U.S. Food Supply…
Featured article: Securing the U.S. Food Supply: The Quintessential Interagency Task by Cindy A. Landgren The general public puts little thought into the vast, interconnected infrastructure that constitutes the fabric of life in the U.S. Nevertheless, large segments of that infrastructure are susceptible to failure—potentially even catastrophic failure—through both accidental… Read More

Featured Article: Interagency Approaches to Reduce Agroterrorism Threats



Featured Article: Interagency Approaches to Reduce Agroterrorism Threats
Featured article: Closing the Barn Door: Interagency Approaches to Reduce Agroterrorism Threats by David F. Grieco Despite billions of dollars spent in the U.S. on national defense, one key area has been historically overlooked. In the twenty-first century, perhaps the greatest national security threat requiring careful interagency coordination is not… Read More

Featured Article: Improving the Intelligence Community’s Contribution to CWMD



Featured Article: Improving the Intelligence Community’s Contribution to CWMD
Featured article: Improving the Intelligence Community’s Contribution to Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction by Timothy W. Fisher There is, of course, no such thing as a perfect weapon of mass destruction (WMD) threat assessment. Some of the brightest minds in the intelligence community continuously work WMD issues. The intelligence community,… Read More

Featured Article: Cape Ray Diplomacy…



Featured Article: Cape Ray Diplomacy…
Featured article: Cape Ray Diplomacy: How a U.S. Merchant Vessel Took Center Stage in Foreign Relations by Chi K. Cheung In August 2013, chemical weapons attacks against civilians in Syria resulted in more than 1,400 deaths, including 426 children. As a result of international pressure, the Assad regime agreed to… Read More

Featured Article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber



Featured Article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber
Featured article: A Clear Deterrence Strategy Required for Cyber by Terrence S. Allen With the press of a button, a nation goes to war. Much of that nation’s livelihood will be destroyed with this button press. In the U.S. there is always an operator ready to hit their button, ensuring… Read More