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Register now for the Simons Center National Security Forum – May 20



Register now for the Simons Center National Security Forum – May 20
Please join us for a luncheon and presentation of the Simons Center National Security Forum:Counter Human Trafficking Efforts in the U.S. Thursday • May 20, 2021 • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Des Moines Embassy Club West • 520 Market Street • Des Moines, Iowa In this session of the… Read More

Joint report on foreign election interference released



Joint report on foreign election interference released
On March 16, the Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Homeland Security (DHS) released a report on the key findings and recommendations regarding foreign interference in the 2020 U.S. election. This report provides a declassified overview of a classified joint report from the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security. Pursuant… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya



‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss U.S. and Libya
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” released a new episode on April 9. In this episode, Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy sits down with General (Ret.) Thomas Waldhauser and Ambassador (Ret.) Peter Bodde to discuss the relationship between the U.S. and the Government of National Accord, the interim government for… Read More

Foundation celebrates Month of the Military Child



Foundation celebrates Month of the Military Child
April is Month of the Military Child. For many military families, their time at Fort Leavenworth is a respite from multiple deployments and time away from their loved ones. These challenges can be especially tough for children. Recognizing the unique burden military dependent children bear, Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger established… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic



‘The General and the Ambassador’ focuses on the U.S. and the Arctic
The March 2021 episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” focuses on the United States and the Arctic. Guests Admiral James Foggo and Ambassador and Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite join Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy to discuss U.S. power and presence in the Arctic in the… Read More

Unclassified domestic violent extremism assessment released



Unclassified domestic violent extremism assessment released
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released an unclassified summary of the joint comprehensive threat assessment on domestic violent extremism (DVE) on March 17. According to the unclassified summary, the Intelligence Community “assesses that domestic… Read More

FEMA, HHS to address unaccompanied children at border



FEMA, HHS to address unaccompanied children at border
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Saturday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has joined a 90-day interagency effort to address the situation at the U.S. southwest border, where unaccompanied migrant children continue to arrive in record numbers. According to DHS, “Since April 2020, the number of encounters… Read More

Interim National Security Strategic Guidance published



Interim National Security Strategic Guidance published
On March 3, the Biden Administration released the Interim National Security Strategic Guidance. The document conveys the President’s vision for how America will engage with the world, and provides guidance for departments and agencies to align their actions as the Administration begins work on a National Security Strategy. The Interim… Read More

DHS to transform whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity



DHS to transform whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity
In a February 22, press release, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas laid out plans to update the Department’s whole-of-government approach to cybersecurity under the Biden Administration. “Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we will build on the Department’s excellent work as we transform our whole-of-government… Read More