Tag: ebola

Featured article: National Security and the Responsibility to Protect by John Gartside, Elliott B. Burns and Tim Downing In response to the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and the persistent threat of regional diseases turning into pandemics, some have called on the international community to take a more proactive approach to countering uncontrolled […]

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Featured article: Is the United States Ready for a Deadly Airborne Disease Outbreak? by Conrad R. Wilmoski and Meghan C. Muller In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. This was the most significant Ebola outbreak in history, with more than 10,000 Ebola virus disease (EVD) […]

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Featured article: “Out of Sync” – U.S. Africa Command and Recent Interagency Challenges by William Denn, J. J. Williams, and Devanie Johnson U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the Department of Defense’s (DoD) newest, geographic combatant command formed in 2007, exemplifies a bold, new experiment in whole-of-government interagency cooperation. Structured from the ground up to facilitate the integration of interagency […]

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Defense Threat Reduction Agency Deputy Director recently spoke about DTRA’s response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where DTRA is one of several U.S. government and international agencies involved in the Ebola response…

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On October 24, experts and representatives from several U.S. departments and international organizations spoke at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ebola response hearing…

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Earlier this month, the White House and USAID released factsheets updating the public on the U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak…

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On October 14, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson spoke about past, current, and future collaborative efforts, and encouraged increased cooperation between all branches of U.S. government…

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In the past two weeks the U.S. government has made several announcements outlining whole-of-government response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa. USAID is the lead agency in the effort, with support from DoD and other agencies and organizations…

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On September 17, one day after President Obama laid out his response plan for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, the U.S. Agency for International Development released their fact sheet on the whole-of-government Ebola response…

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On September 16, President Obama announced the plan for the whole-of-government response to address the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, declaring the outbreak to be a national security priority…

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