Tagged: strategy

DoD Releases 2013 Update on North Korea’s Military and Security Developments

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released this week its annual (2013) report to Congress on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK/North Korea) military and security developments. The report addresses “the security situation on the Korean Peninsula, the goals and factors shaping North Korean security strategy and military strategy,...

New Budget, Old Ideas: DoD Releases 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review

Today in Washington, The Secretary of Defense, in conjunction with the President’s FY2015 Budget Proposal, released the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR).  Current legislation (USC 10, Sec. 118 (a)) mandates that the QDR “outlines the strategic direction of the Department and establishes priorities to determine appropriate resource investments.” The 2014...

Electromagnetic Spectrum Strategy Released by the DoD

The Department of Defense (DoD) relies heavily on the electromagnetic spectrum to transmit data. As the use of the spectrum increases, the electromagnetic spectrum has become progressively more congested. The demand for timely information from air, land, maritime, space, and cyberspace operations requires a change in the way the electromagnetic...

Human Trafficking Addressed in New Federal Strategic Action Plan

The Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States was released today, and will serve to combat human trafficking by providing guidance for federal agencies in identifying victims of human trafficking, and by providing access to recovery services through coordinated efforts by government...

DoD Releases 2013 Arctic Strategy

Last week the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) released its 2013 Arctic Strategy. This report serves as the DoD’s plan for helping the United States to achieve its national objectives in the Arctic, as outlined in the May 2013 National Strategy for the Arctic Region. “This strategy identifies the Department’s...

Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic

The Trust for America’s Health (TAH) has recently released a report entitled “Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Stop the Epidemic.” The report provides statistical data on the “striking increase in the misuse and abuse” of prescription drugs across the United States.   “According to the report, prescription drug abuse has...

New Theses Released from U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Cover Topics From USBP Effectiveness to Mass Shootings

In the newest round of theses released from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, a number of hot topic issues are addressed. The following projects, on the Effectiveness U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) and Mass Shootings in the U.S., are of particular interest: “Analysis of the Development and Effectiveness...

New HSDL Featured Topic: Nuclear Weapons

The Homeland Security Digital Library (HSDL) is proud to announce the addition of a new Featured Topic: Nuclear Weapons. The topic is meant to provide users with significant resources on issues related to nuclear weapons, including, but not limited to, nuclear energy, securing fissile material, nuclear strategy, nonproliferation, nuclear waste...

Integrated Cargo Security Strategy

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Canada Border Services Agency have released the Integrated Cargo Security Strategy (ICSS), which is “aimed at identifying and resolving security concerns as early as possible in the supply chain or at the perimeter, with the expectation that this will allow us to...

National Preparedness Month Blog: Disaster Risk Reduction – Reduce Risk, Save Lives

The Feinstein International Center has released a report called “Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Livelihoods”. This report is the result of a three-country study in which the Feinstein International Center sought to “Improve the overall knowledge of the relationship between disaster risk and livelihood strategies; Improve the understanding and gaps...