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House HSC hears testimony on cyber threats



House HSC hears testimony on cyber threats
The House Homeland Security Committee heard testimony on cyber threats and resilience on February 10. Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) opened the session by asserting the Biden Administration’s commitment to cybersecurity as “an urgent national and economic security issue.” Thompson also stated that cybercrime cost the global economy $1… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ – North Macedonia’s entrance to NATO



‘The General and the Ambassador’ – North Macedonia’s entrance to NATO
The latest episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” was released earlier this week. In this episode, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy and guests Ambassador Jess Baily and Major Gene Enriquez discuss North Macedonia’s entrance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Baily and Enriquez describe their work to… Read More

‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss USAID in war zones



‘The General and the Ambassador’ discuss USAID in war zones
“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” recently released their fiftieth episode. In this episode, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy discusses the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) role in war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan with Senior Mission Directors Hilda “Bambi” Arellano and Ken Yamashita. Arellano and Yamashita describe the… Read More

“The General and the Ambassador” discuss role of development in national security (pt. 2)



“The General and the Ambassador” discuss role of development in national security (pt. 2)
On September 19, part two of Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy’s conversation with former Acting U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Alonzo Fulgham and former Senior USAID Mission Director James Bever was released on “The General and the Ambassador.” This episode continues the examination of the role of development assistance… Read More

HHS, DoD release COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy



HHS, DoD release COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy
On Wednesday, September 16, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) released two documents outlining the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy. The documents were developed by HHS in coordination with DoD and the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). The vaccine distribution plan… Read More

Energy, DoD, DHS develop new disaster relief vehicle



Energy, DoD, DHS develop new disaster relief vehicle
The Department of Energy, in collaboration with the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, announced on September 15 that it has awarded Cummins, Inc. approximately $1 million to develop a new disaster relief vehicle. The federally-funded H2Rescue is a hydrogen fuel cell truck that was designed to meet the needs… Read More

CTO speaks of “whole-of-government commitment” to AI



CTO speaks of “whole-of-government commitment” to AI
Michael J.K. Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, spoke with Nand Mulchandani, Acting Director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center at DoD, during a “Fireside Chat” on September 10. The chat was part of the 2020 Department of Defense… Read More

DoD and partners promote readiness, protect the environment



DoD and partners promote readiness, protect the environment
A recent report details efforts by the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Interior, and the Department of Agriculture to strengthen military readiness and protect the environment. The 2020 Sentinel Landscapes Accomplishment Report was published on August 26, and reviews projects carried out during fiscal year 2019. According to… Read More

“The General and the Ambassador” discuss role of development in national security



“The General and the Ambassador” discuss role of development in national security
On September 7, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy was joined by former Acting U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Alonzo Fulgham and former Senior USAID Mission Director James Bever on a new episode of “The General and the Ambassador.” This episode is a departure from the podcast’s typical format. Instead… Read More