Friday, May 30, 2008

REPORT - DHS Information Sharing Strategy

Recently released

Department of Homeland Security Information Sharing Strategy
The Department's Information Sharing Strategy provides strategic direction and guidance for all Department of Homeland Security information sharing efforts. The Information Sharing Strategy expands this vision to include external information sharing efforts and is informed by the following five guiding principles:

  1. Fostering information sharing is a core Department mission.
  2. The Department must use the established governance structure to make decisions regarding information sharing issues.
  3. The Department must commit sufficient resources to information sharing.
  4. The Department must measure progress toward information sharing goals.
  5. The Department must maintain information and data security and protect privacy and civil liberties.

Department employees share information every day in support of our mission, and the Department as a whole has made significant strides in improving our collaboration internally and with our federal, state, local, and international partners. This strategy outlines the path forward for focusing our efforts on achieving specific goals that will benefit the Department and our stakeholders, especially the American public whom we serve.

Friday's Miscellany 05-30-2008

Air University
Strategic Studies Quarterly, Summer 2008. v. 2, no. 2
· "Understanding Requirements of Future Strategy" by Col P. Mason Carpenter I, USAF
· "An Airman's Perspective: Air, Space, and Cyberspace Strategy for the Pacific ' by Gen Howie Chandler, USAF
· "Ballistic Missile Defense: A National Priority" by Jeff Sessions
· "The Drawdown Asymmetry: Why Ground Forces Will Depart Iraq but Air Forces Will Stay" by Lt Col Clint "Q" Hinote, USAF
· "Why the Bush Administration Invaded Iraq: Making Strategy after 9/11” by Jeffrey Record
· "Genocide and Airpower" by Douglas Peifer

American Enterprise Institute
· Between Foreigners and Shi'is.,pubID.28056/pub_detail.asp
· Contemporary Politics in the Middle East.,pubID.28057/pub_detail.asp
· Economic Integration and Incipient Democracy.

Amnesty International
· Amnesty International Report 2008

· Open Letter to the UK Government on Iran.

Brookings Institution
· The Changing Nature of State Sponsorship of Terrorism
· Five Observations on Natural Disasters.
· Taking Back our Fiscal Future
· Unfinished Business: U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
· Over a Barrel: Exiting from NAFTA's Proportionality Clause

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Kuwait’s 2008 Parliamentary Elections: A Setback for Democratic Islamism?

· Asset Bubbles and Their Consequences.
· The Klein Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Polemics.

James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies
· International Reactions: What if Israel Attacks Iran?

Center for Security Policy
· Israel's Staticide?
· Straighter talk needed on nuclear deterrence.

Center for Strategic and International Studies
· Iraqi Force Development 2008.
· The U.S.-Russia Civil Nuclear Agreement: A Framework for Cooperation.

Center for European Reform
· Can Europe and China Shape a New World Order?

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Accounting for Sources of Projected Growth in Federal Spending on Medicare and Medicaid
· Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology
· Health Care and Behavioral Economics

Council on Foreign Relations
· Food Failures and Futures
· Hezbollah's Shadow War
· Iran Needs to Come Clean on Nuclear Military Plans
· U.S. Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· Some European Perspectives on Terrorism.
· The Zimbabwe Elections.

Fraser Institute
· Immigration Policy and the Terrorist Threat in Canada and the United States
German Development Institute (DIE)
· International Relations in 2030: The Transformative Power of Large Developing Countries

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Bureau of the Public Debt: Areas for Improvement in Information Security Controls
· Department of Defense Pilot Authority for Acquiring Information Technology Services under OMB Circular A-76
· DOD Health Care: Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Screening Efforts Implemented, but Consistent Pre-Deployment Medical Record Review Policies Needed
· Federal Disability Programs: More Strategic Coordination Could Help Overcome Challenges to Needed Transformation
· Force Structure: Ship Rotational Crewing Initiatives Would Benefit from Top-Level Leadership, Navy-wide Guidance, Comprehensive Analysis, and Improved Lessons-Learned Sharing
· Information Security: FDIC Sustains Progress but Needs to Improve Configuration Management of Key Financial Systems
· International Food Security: Insufficient Efforts by Host Governments and Donors Threaten Progress to Halve Hunger in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2015
· Military Personnel: DOD Needs Data to Determine if Active Duty Service Has an Impact on the Ability of Guard and Reservists to Maintain Their Civilian Professional Licenses or Certificates
· Military Readiness: Joint Policy Needed to Better Manage the Training and Use of Certain Forces to Meet Operational Demands
· Review of the President's Fiscal Year 2009 Budget Request for the Defense Health Program's Private Sector Care Budget Activity Group.
· Supply Chain Security: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Has Enhanced Its Partnership with Import Trade Sectors, but Challenges Remain in Verifying Security Practices
· Veterans' Benefits: Increased Focus on Evaluation and Accountability Would Enhance Training and Performance Management for Claims Processors.

Heritage Foundation
· Argentina Farmers Strike: Refusing to Foot the Bill for the Kirchners’ Populist Politics.

Human Rights First
· In Pursuit of Justice—Prosecuting Terror Cases in the Federal Courts

Human Rights Watch

· "They Shot at Us as We Fled": Government Attacks on Civilians in West Darfur in February 2008.

Institute for Science and International Security
· AEA Safeguards Report on Iran: Centrifuge Operation Improving and Cooperation Lacking on Weaponization Issues.

International Compact with Iraq
· The International Compact with Iraq: A New Beginning [annual review May 2007-April 2008]

International Relations and Security Network
· EU, China: Honeymoon is Over
· Global Warming, an Unsettled Science
· Israel: Defense Boom Seeks Wiggle Room
· The Serbian Socialists' Dilemma

Lexington Institute
· Tanker Controversy: Questions the Air Force Must Answer

Natural Defense Resources Council
· The Cost of Climate Change: What We'll Pay if Global Warming Continues Unchecked

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
· PDDNI Addresses the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

· Afghanistan: State and Society, Great Power Politics, and the Way Ahead: Findings from an International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007
· Breaking the Failed-State Cycle
· The Challenges of Trying Terrorists as Criminals: Proceedings of a RAND/SAIS Colloquium.
· Developing Senior Navy Leaders: Requirements for Flag Officer Expertise Today and in the Future.
· Doctrine of Eternal Recurrence -- The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency Doctrine, 1960-1970 and 2003-2006: RAND Counterinsurgency Study -- Paper 6.
· The Malay-Muslim Insurgency in Southern Thailand -- Understanding the Conflict's Evolving Dynamic: RAND Counterinsurgency Study -- Paper 5.
· Planning for Diversity: Options and Recommendations for DoD Leaders.
· RAND Transportation Researcher Guide.
· Timely Assistance: Evaluating the Speed of Road Home Grantmaking

Strategic Studies Institute
· Borders: Technology and Security--Strategic Responses to New Challenges.

University of Arizona
· Undocumented Immigrants in U.S.-Mexico Border Counties

US Department of Agriculture
· Economic Impact of Foreign Animal Disease
· The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· USIP Dialogue on Media and Conflict in Iraq Spawns Call for Partnership
· Half Full or Half Empty: Assessing Prospects for Peace in Lebanon
· Iraq’s Interior Ministry: Frustrating Reform

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 05-23-2008

Air Force Space Command
High Frontier: The Journal of Space and Missile Professionals, v 4, no. 3, May 2008
· GPS Modernization and the Path Forward: Bringing New Capabilities to Military and Civil Users Worldwide
· GPS Integral to SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles and Dragon Spacecraft
· The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems: Building a System of Systems for a Global World
· Promoting International Civil GNSS Cooperation Through Diplomacy
· Global Positioning Systems: Space-Based PNT for Today and Tomorrow
· Military Positioning, Navigation, and Timing: Strategic Challenges and Opportunities
· Controlling GPS: Architecture Evolution Plan and Beyond
· GPS: Mission Success through Responsive Spacecraft Processing
· The 2nd Space Operations Squadron Transforming Operations
· Worldwide Influence of GPS and the Challenges Ahead
· Tracing Connections—Vanguard to NAVSPASUR to GPS: An Interview with Roger Lee Easton, Sr.

American Enterprise Institute
· Putinism.

American's For Immigration Reform
· An Essential Resource: An Analysis of the Economic Impact of Undocumented Workers on Business Activity in the US with Estimated Effects by State and by Industry

Brookings Institution
· Rising Oil Prices, Declining National Security.

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Turkey: Current and Future Political, Economic, and Security Trends

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Rising Food Prices, Poverty, and the Doha Round
· Reinventing Nunn Lugar

Center for a New American Security
· Strategic Questions for Generals Petraeus and Odierno
· Unfinished Business: U.S. Overseas Military Presence in the 21st Century
Center for Defense Information
· CDI Policy Brief: India's Space Ambitions

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
· India as a Foreign Policy Actor – Normative Redux

Center for Security Policy
· Green Borders
· Lawfare: Bleeping with the Enemy

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
· Cracks in the Foundations: NATO after the Bucharest Summit
· Information Operations: Trends and Controversies

Center for Strategic and International Studies
· Disaster Prevention & Response Development Gateway Portal
· The Presidential Campaign, the Iraq and Afghan-Pakistan Wars, and the Coming Year of Uncertainty
· Stabilization and Reconstruction Development Gateway Community Portal

Cold War International History Project
CWIHP Bulletin No. 16 Fall 2007/Winter 2008 "Inside China's Cold War"
· Full bulletin [9.3 MB]
· Table of Contents and download individual sections

Combating Terrorism Center (CTC)
CTC Sentinel, v. 1, no, 6 (May 2008)
· "Abu Yahya al-Libi's 'Human Shields in Modern Jihad'" by Jarret Brachman and Abdullah Warius
· "The Funding Methods of FATA's Terrorists and Insurgents" by John Solomon
· "Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi: A Counter-Terrorism Asset?" by Joas Wagemakers
· "Al-Qa'ida's Medinan Strategy: Targeting Global Energy Infrastructure" by Marisa Urgo and Jack F. Williams
· "Iraq's Ho Chi Minh Trail: The Syrian - Iraqi Border Since 2003" by James Denslow

Committee on the Present Danger
· Rethinking the Revolution: Khatami Questions Khomeini – and Suffers the Consequences.
Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security Majority Staff
· Small, Minority, and Disadvantaged Business in the Department of Homeland Security - Selected Aspects, FY 2007

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Containing the Cost of a Cap-and-Trade Program for Carbon Dioxide Emissions
· Evidence on the Costs and Benefits of Health Information Technology
· H.R. 5658, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2009
· Issues and Options in Infrastructure Investment
· The Long-Term Economic Effects of Some Alternative Budget Policies

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
· Defense Intelligence Strategy 2008 --

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
· D-2008-098 Internal Controls Over Payments Made in Iraq, Kuwait and Egypt, May 22, 2008

Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI)
· Financial Crimes Report to the Public, Fiscal Year 2007
· A Review of the FBI’s Involvement in Observations of Detainee Interrogations in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· China’s Relations with the West: The Role of Taiwan and Hong Kong
· The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace
· Throes of Democracy: The American Civil War Era, 1829 – 1877

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Auditing and Advising in a Time of Transition
· Chemical Assessments: EPA's New Assessment Process Will Further Limit the Productivity and Credibility of Its Integrated Risk Information System
· Combating Terrorism: U.S. Efforts to Address the Terrorist Threat in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas Require a Comprehensive Plan and Continued Oversight
· Defense Contracting: Post-Government Employment of Former DOD Officials Needs Greater Transparency
· Defense Contracting: Progress Made in Implementing Defense Base Act Requirements, but Complete Information on Costs Is Lacking
· Depot Maintenance: Issues and Options for Reporting on Military Depots
· DOD Business Systems Modernization: Progress in Establishing Corporate Management Controls Needs to Be Replicated Within Military Departments
· Global Nuclear Energy Partnership: DOE Should Reassess Its Approach to Designing and Building Spent Nuclear Fuel Recycling Facilities
· High-Containment Biosafety Laboratories: DHS Lacks Evidence to Conclude That Foot-and-Mouth Disease Research Can Be Done Safely on the U.S. Mainland
· Human Capital: Workforce Diversity Governmentwide and at the Department of Homeland Security
· Information Security: TVA Needs to Address Weaknesses in Control Systems and Networks
· Information Security: TVA Needs to Enhance Security of Critical Infrastructure Control Systems and Networks
· Low-Level Radioactive Waste: Status of Disposal Availability in the United States and Other Countries. GAO-08-813T.
· Motor Carrier Safety: Improvements to Drug Testing Programs Could Better Identify Illegal Drug Users and Keep Them off the Road
· The Nation's Long-Term Fiscal Outlook: April 2008 Update
· Personnel Clearances: Key Factors for Reforming the Security Clearance Process
· Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Federal Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and Expand Their Potential Uses within the National Airspace System
Heritage Foundation
· Cuba Solidarity Day 2008: Remembering Our Totalitarian Neighbor
· Bolivia: Santa Cruz Voters Stand Firm-Against Morales and for Democracy
· Preserving Coalition Government Key to U.S. Objectives in Pakistan
· U.S. International Broadcasting on the Frontlines of Freedom
· Fighting Terrorism, Addressing Liability: A Global Proposal

Hudson Institute
· 2008 Index of Global Philanthropy.

Human Rights Watch
· Child Soldier Global Report 2008 Summary.
· "The Best School": Student Violence, Impunity, and the Crisis in Côte d’Ivoire.

Human Security Report Project
· Human Security Brief 2007 OR full report --

Institute for Science and International Security
· Text of Iranian Offer for "Constructive Negotiations"
· The Al Kibar Reactor: Extraordinary Camouflage, Troubling Implications

Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS)
· Shaping a ‘New Forward Policy’: Tibet and India’s Options

International Crisis Group
· Lebanon: Hizbollah’s Weapons Turn Inward · Negotiating Zimbabwe's Transition

International Relations and Security Network
· After the Tibet Imbroglio
· Kenya in the Somali Crossfire
· Pakistan, India and Peace
· Talking to the Brotherhood
· Turkey and the Power of Water

Lexington Institute
· A History Lesson on Why the F-22 Fighter is Essential

National Security Archives
· The Diary of Anatoly S. Chernyaev: 1987-1988

Pew Research Center Social & Demographic Trends
Muslim Americans [you have to register to download the dataset but it is free]
"The dataset from the first-ever, nationwide, random sample survey of Muslim Americans is now available to scholars for secondary analysis. The survey, conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2007 among this rare, dispersed, and highly diverse population, included 1,050 adult Muslim Americans, and was conducted in English, Arabic, Farsi, and Urdu. It examined the political and social values, religious beliefs and practices, and life experiences of Muslims living in the U.S. today"

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
· Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG2008)

Strategic Studies Institute
· The Second Berlin Wall
· U.S. Foreign Policy and Regime Instability

Vision of Humanity
· Global Peace Index Rankings 2008

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Kuwaiti Elections: Democracy in Action, or Inaction?
· Lebanese Crisis Ends: Hizballah Victory or Temporary Truce?
· Provincial Politics in Iraq: Fragmentation or New Awakening?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Defense Intelligence Strategy 2008

Haven't found it on the DIA site yet but Air War College has posted a copy in case you are interested.

Defense Intelligence Strategy 2008 --

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Military review - articles on COIN, National security system/act, Taliban , Islam etc

Military Review
v. 88, no. 3, May-June 2008

· Addendum: Anbar Awakens by Colonel Sean MacFarland, U.S. Army [p2-3]

· The Most Important Thing: Legislative Reform of the National Security System by James R. Locher III [p. 4-12]

· The Story Behind the National Security Act of 1947 by Charles A. Stevenson, Ph.D. [p. 13-20]

· Money as a Force Multiplier in COIN by Lieutenant Colonel Leonard J. DeFrancisci, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve [p.21-28]

· Reforming the Madrasah: A Disregarded Dimension in the War on Terrorism by Major Todd Schmidt, U.S. Army [p. 29-37]

· From Enduring Strife to Enduring Peace in the Philippines by Major Gary J. Morea, U.S. Army [p. 38-48]

· Title 10 Domestic Humanitarian Assistance: New Orleans by Major Michael C. Donahue, U.S. Army [p. 49-57]

· The Taliban: An Organizational Analysis by Major Shahid Afsar, Pakistan Army; Major Chris Samples, U.S. Army; and Major Thomas Wood, U.S. Army [p. 58-73]

· The Al-Qaeda Media Machine by Philip Seib, J.D. [p. 74-80]

· Transition Teams: Adapt and Win by Captain William C. Taylor, U.S. Army [p. 81-86]

· Constructive Engagement: A Proven Method for Conducting Stability and Support Operations [Reprint from Landpower Essay No. 07-1, February 2007, An Institute of Land Warfare Publication Sergeant Major Martin Rodriguez, U.S. Army, Retired; Major Andrew Farnsler, U.S. Army; and John Bott] [p. 87-91]

· Will the Army Ever Learn Good Media Relations Techniques? Walter Reed as a Case Study by Colonel James T. Currie, U.S. Army Reserve, Retired, Ph.D. [p. 92-99]

· Through an Arab Cultural Lens by Helen Altman Klein, Ph.D., and Gilbert Kuperman [p. 100-105]

· Islam and Symbolism by First Sergeant António Rodrigues, Portuguese Army [p. 106-114]

Friday, May 16, 2008

Friday's Miscellany 05-16-2008

· Soldiers of Misfortune: Abusive U.S. Military Recruitment and Failure to Protect Child Soldiers

Brookings Institution
· Aid Strategy for Burma's Cyclone Victims.
· Expand the U.S. Agenda toward Pakistan.

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· Redeployment as a Rite of Passage.

Carnegie Council
· MYANMAR: Reviewing the Argument for Humanitarian Intervention

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Hizbollah Attempts a Coup d’État

Center for American Progress
· Changing Rationales: A Timeline of Bush Administration Quotes on Iraq
· Full Disclosure: An Executive Order to Require Consideration of Global Warming Under the National Environmental Policy Act
· The Progressive Generation: How Young Adults Think About the Economy

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
· An Empty Research Agenda: The Creation of Myths About Contemporary Venezuela
· How Not to Attack an Economist (and an Economy): Getting the Numbers Right

Center for Global Development (CGD)
· The Commitment to Development Index for Africa: How Much do the Richest Countries Help the Poorest Continent?
· Modernizing Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century: An Agenda for the Next US President

Center for a New American Security
· Anecdotal Evidence of a Hollowing Force? A Closer Look at Junior Officer Retention.

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
· Dissuasion Strategy vis-a-vis China
Center for Strategic and International Studies
· The Afghan-Pakistan War: A Status Report.
· Hemisphere Focus: The Politics of Confrontation in Bolivia Vol. 16, Issue 1 — May 12, 2008
· A New Course for Pakistan

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
· The Agency & The Hill: CIA's Relationship with Congress, 1946-2004

Congress. House Committee on Homeland Security Majority Staff
· Public Health, Safety, and Security for Mass Gatherings

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Issues and Options in Infrastructure Investment

Department of Defense Inspector General
· D-2008-088 DoD IG Interim Report to Congress on Section 325 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, April 22, 2008 (Redacted Version)

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· Chinese Foreign Policy in Hu’s Second Term: Coping with Political Transition Abroad
· Elections, Political Transitions and Foreign Policy in East Asia [conference videotapes and reports]

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Credit and Debit Cards: Federal Entities Are Taking Actions to Limit Their Interchange Fees, but Additional Revenue Collection Cost Savings May Exist
· Defense Contracting: Progress Made in Implementing Defense Base Act Requirements, but Complete Information on Costs Is Lacking
· Defense Logistics: Navy Needs to Develop and Implement a Plan to Ensure That Voyage Repairs Are Available to Ships Operating near Guam when Needed
· Depot Maintenance: Issues and Options for Reporting on Military Depots.
· DOD Business Systems Modernization: Military Departments Need to Strengthen Management of Enterprise Architecture Programs
· DOD Business Systems Modernization: Progress in Establishing Corporate Management Controls Needs to Be Replicated Within Military Departments
· Information Management: Challenges in Implementing an Electronic Records Archive
· Medical Devices: FDA Faces Challenges in Conducting Inspections of Foreign Manufacturing Establishments
· Transportation Security: Transportation Security Administration Has Strengthened Planning to Guide Investments in Key Aviation and Surface Transportation Security Programs, but More Work Remains
· U.S.-China Trade: USTR's China Compliance Reports and Plans Could Be Improved

Heritage Foundation
· How Reforms in Mexico Could Make the U.S. More Secure

Human Rights Watch
· The Netherlands: Discrimination in the Name of Integration
· “Saving its Secrets”: Government Repression in Andijan

International Crisis Group
· Congo: Four Priorities for Sustainable Peace in Ituri.
· Lebanon: Hizbollah’s Weapons Turn Inward
· The Philippines: Counter-insurgency vs. Counter-terrorism in Mindanao.
International Relations and Security Network
· Lebanon Resumes Fragile Dialogue
· Sadr Movement at a Crossroads

Lexington Institute
· Obama and McCain Share Many Views on Defense.

NATO Defense College (NDC)
· Energy Security: NATO’s Limited, Complementary Role
· The NATO Mediterranean Dialogue at a Crossroads

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
· Central Asia: A Testing Ground for New Great-Power Relations

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· North Korea on the Precipice of Famine

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
· The Federal Government's Favorables Fall Even Farther

· Rethinking Counterinsurgency.

U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
· Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict

US Institute of Peace
· Analyzing Iran's Domestic Political Landscape

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Assessing the Annapolis Process.
· Highlighting al-Qaeda's Bankrupt Ideology.

White House
· Designation and Sharing of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)

Friday's Miscellany -5-09-2008

Amnesty International
· Routinely Targeted: Attacks on Civilians in Somalia.

Athena Intelligence Journal
· February 2008, v. 3, no. 1 Information Operations during Counterinsurgency Operations

· Iran Update, No. 118.

Brookings Institution
· China's Competing Nationalisms.
· Disaster in Myanmar: Key Challenges for the International Community
· Expand the U.S. Agenda toward Pakistan.
· Human Rights and Natural Disasters.

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute
· CFIS: A Foreign Intelligence Service for Canada.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
· Arab Reform Bulletin: May 2008.
· What is at Stake in Kuwait’s Parliamentary Elections?

Center for a New American Security
· U.S.-South Korea Relations: Rekindling an Alliance Flame.

Center for American Progress
· A New Peace Strategy for Northern Uganda and the LRA.

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
· Dissuasion Strategy

Center for Strategic and International Studies
· The Iraq War: Key Trends and Developments.

Combat Studies Institute
· OP #27, "The Challenge of Adaptation: The US Army in the Aftermath of Conflict, 1953-2000"

Congress. House. Committee on Homeland Security. Republican Staff
· Tobacco and Terror: How Cigarette Smuggling is Funding Our Enemies Abroad

Congress. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Majority Staff
· Hospital Emergency Surge Capacity: Not Ready for the 'Predictable Surprise.' OR

Congress. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
· China's Foreign Policy and "Soft Power" in South America, Asia, and Africa. [S. Prt. 110-46]

Congress. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Majority and Minority Staff
· Violent Islamist Extremism, The Internet, and the Homegrown Terrorist Threat

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
· Capital Budgeting.
· Nuclear Power's Role in Generating Electricity
· Sources of the Growth and Decline in Individual Income Tax Revenues Since 1994
· Testimony on Current and Future Investment in Infrastructure.

Foreign Policy Research Institute
· The Democratic Prospect in East Asia.
· The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace.

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Aviation and the Environment: NextGen and Research and Development Are Keys to Reducing Emissions and Their Impact on Health and Climate, by Gerald L. Dillingham, director, physical infrastructure issues, before the Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
· Department of Homeland Security: Better Planning and Assessment Needed to Improve Outcomes for Complex Service Acquisitions
· Department of Homeland Security: Better Planning and Oversight Needed to Improve Complex Service Acquisition Outcomes, by John P. Hutton, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the House Committee on Homeland Security
· Employment Verification: Challenges Exist in Implementing a Mandatory Electronic Employment Verification System, by Richard M. Stana, director, homeland security and justice issues, before the Subcommittee on Social Security, House Committee on Ways and Means.
· Human Capital: Corps of Engineers Needs to Update Its Workforce Planning Process to More Effectively Address Its Current and Future Workforce Needs
· Human Capital: Transforming Federal Recruiting and Hiring Efforts, by Robert N. Goldenkoff, director, strategic issues, before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
· Interagency Contracting: Need for Improved Information and Policy Implementation at the Department of State.
· Natural Catastrophe Insurance: Analysis of a Proposed Combined Federal Flood and Wind Insurance Program
· Physical Infrastructure: Challenges and Investment Options for the Nation's Infrastructure, by Patricia A. Dalton, managing director, physical infrastructure issues, before the House Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
· Preliminary Observations on the Use and Oversight of U.S. Coalition Support Funds Provided to Pakistan
· Value-Added Taxes: Lessons Learned from Other Countries on Compliance Risks, Administrative Costs, Compliance Burden, and Transition

Heritage Foundation
· The Best U.S. Export-Promotion Strategy: Free Trade.
· Magnequench: CFIUS and China's Thirst for U.S. Defense Technology.
· NATO: "Finding a Way Ahead".
· Russia's Presidential Transition: Vladimir Putin Remains in Charge.

International Relations and Security Network
· EU: Green light for Galileo
· The Golan, via Ankara
· Rice: Timor's Next Crisis

Lexington Institute
· The Next Quadrennial Defense Review Needs to be Delayed

National Counterterrorism Center
· 2007 Report on Terrorism [official link -- but not working so use

National Interest online
· All the World’s a Stage

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Dr. Donald Kerr, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, address to the 14th Annual Intelligence Community Inspectors General Conference.

Office of the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
· Sarwaran Primary School Under the Commander's Emergency Response Program, Erbil, Iraq. [SIGIR PA-08-120]

Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
· Religion in China on the Eve of the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Public Agenda
· Confidence in U.S. Foreign Policy Index Energy - v. 6, Spring 2008 -- Economy New Focal Points for Anxiety Over U.S. Foreign Policy

· Afghanistan: State and Society, Great Power Politics, and the Way Ahead: Findings from an International Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2007.
· Breaking the Failed-State Cycle · Identifying DG SANCO's Future Challenges 2009-2014
· Performance Evaluation and Army Recruiting

US Institute of Peace
· Is Liberia’s Governance and Economic Management Assistance Program a "Necessary Intrusion?"

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Assessing the Annapolis Process.
· Highlighting al-Qaeda's Bankrupt Ideology.