Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Friday's Miscellany 12-11-2009

Air Force Space Command (AFSC)
· High Frontier, 2009, v. 6, no. 1

o Air Force Space Acquisition by Mr. Gary E. Payton
o Applying the Lessons of Acquisition Success in the Next Generation Electro-Optical Program by Maj Gen Ellen M. Pawlikowski
o Requirements Generation: The Crucial First Step to Delivering Warfighter Capability by Col Jay A. Moody
o Forward: Space and Missile Systems Center “Building the Future of Military Space Today” by Lt Gen John T. “Tom” Sheridan
o Getting it Right: Lessons from Failed Space Acquisitions by Mr. Douglas Loverro
o Mission Assurance: “Baking In” Mission Success by Col David Swanson, Dr. Sumner Matsunaga et al.
o PMAG: The Relentless Pursuit of Program Management Excellence by Col Mun H. Kwon
o Keys to Acquisition Success by Ms. Catherine J. Steele
o Firth Principles by Dr. Robert L. Butterworth
o Regaining Credibility: Making Nuclear Sustainment a Model of Excellence by Col James D. Fisher
o Acquisition Education for Space Warriors by Dr. Brian K. Anderson
o Acquiring Space Systems in an Uncertain Future: The Introduction of Value-Centric Acquisition by Dr. Owen C. Brown and Mr. Paul Eremenko
o The Cyberspace-Development Dogfight: Tightening the Acquisitions Turn Circle by Maj Matt Larkowski, Dr. Robert F. Mills et al.
o Is Acquiring Space Systems a Wicked Problem? by Maj Nick J. Martin
o Ten Rules for Common Sense Space Acquisition by Maj Gen Thomas D. Taverney, retired and Col James D. Rendleman, retired
o Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act by Maj Jung H. Ha

American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy
· Polls on the Environment and Global Warming

American Probation and Parole Association
· Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Planning: Guidelines for Community Corrections

Amnesty International
· Iran Election Contested, Repression Compounded

· Mexican Civilian Authorities Must Investigate Pattern of Serious Abuses by Military

· Nigerian Police ‘Kill at Will’

Asia Foundation
· Mongolia Corruption Benchmarking Survey

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)
· Connecting the Docs: Towards an Integrated National Security

· Japan: Recasting Politics, and Opening Up Strategic 'Space'

Asian Human Rights Commission
· The State of Human Rights in Pakistan in 2009

Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
· Breaking the Climate Impasse with China: A Global Solution

· Pakistan and the Cold War

BR McCaffrey Associates LLC
· After Action Report – General Barry R McCaffrey USA (Ret0 – Visit to Kuwait and Afghanistan – 10-18 November 2009

· Strategic National Security Challenges Facing the United States

· A Bold Gamble for Afghanistan

· Climate Change and Japan’s Post-Copenhagen Challenge

· Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

Center for a New American Security
· Smart Defense Acquisition: Learning from French Procurement Reform

· Taiwan's Gamble: The Cross-Strait Rapprochement and Its Implications for U.S. Policy

Center for American Progress
· Climate Change on the Move: Climate Migration Will Affect the World’s Security

· Getting Back on Track to Close Guantanamo: How to Get to Zero
· Myth vs. Reality on the Copenhagen Climate Summit: A Look at the Facts on the Ground at the U.N. Climate Conference

Center for Security Policy
· How to Lose a War

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
· The Case for an Afghanistan Timeline

· The Day After Copenhagen

· Defense Department PAS positions

· Shaping Afghan National Security Forces: What It Will Take to Implement President Obama’s New Strategy

Central Statistics Organization - Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
· Summary of The National Risk and Vulnerability Assessment 2007/8: A Profile of Afghanistan

Chatham House
· China’s Overseas Direct Investment in the UK

· Private Financing of Renewable Energy: A Guide for Policymakers

· Procedural Safeguards for Security Detention in Non-International Armed Conflict

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
· Hearings

o Afghanistan: The Results of the Strategic Review, Part I & II. [Dec 3 and 8, 2009]
o Status of Army and Marine Corps Reset Requirements, Part II. [December 10, 2009]

Congress. House. Foreign Relations Committee
· New Direction or Old Path? Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI)

· A Strategic and Economic Review of Aerospace Exports

· U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan – PART II

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
· Moving Toward More Effective Immigration Detention Management

Congress. House. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee
· Maritime Domain Awareness

· Public Transit Safety: Examining the Federal Role

Congress. Senate. Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
· Examining the Federal Role in Overseeing the Safety of Public Transportation Systems

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee
· Aviation Safety: Oversight of FAA Safety Initiatives

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee
· The New Afghanistan Strategy: The View from the Ground

· Strengthening the Transatlantic Economy: Moving Beyond the Crisis

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee
· Children and Disasters: A Progress Report on Addressing Needs

· The Diplomat’s Shield: Diplomatic Security in Today’s World

· Five Years After the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA): Stopping Terrorist Travel

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee
· Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security

· Mortgage Fraud, Securities Fraud, and the Financial Meltdown: Prosecuting Those Responsible

Council on Foreign Affairs
· U.S.-NATO: Looking for Common Ground in Afghanistan

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
· Bandits, Borderlands and Opium Wars: Afghan State-building Viewed from the Margins

Department of Homeland Security
· Declaration of Principles Between the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of the United Mexican States

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
· D-2010-027 Army's Management of the Operations and Support Phase of the Acquisition Process for Body Armor

· D-2010-025 Transportation Planning for the Withdrawal of DOD Personnel and Assets from Iraq

· OIG-10-17 - Annual Review of the United States Coast Guard's Mission Performance (FY 2008)
· OIG-10-14 - Management of the Transportation Security Administration's Logistics Center
· OIG-10-12 - Age Determination Practices for Unaccompanied Alien Children in ICE Custody

European Union Institute for Security Studies
· Abkhazia and the Georgian-Abkhaz Conflict: Autumn 2009

· In Defence of European Defence
· European Union Aid to Pakistan: Steadily on the Rise

Federation For American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
· Paving the Road to Amnesty: A Comprehensive Assessment of President Obama's Record on Immigration During His First Year in Office

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
· Financial Management Systems: DHS Faces Challenges to Successfully Consolidating Its Existing Disparate Systems, GAO-10-76

· Intellectual Property: Enhancements to Coordinating U.S. Enforcement Efforts, GAO-10-219T [testimony]
· International Trade: Observations on U.S. and Foreign Countries' Export Promotion Activities, GAO-10-310T [testimony]

· Rail Transit: Observations on FTA's State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Oversight Role, GAO-10-293T [testimony]

· Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability, GAO-10-231

· Recovery Act: Status of States' and Localities' Use of Funds and Efforts to Ensure Accountability (Appendixes), GAO-10-232SP

· Recovery Act: States' Use of Highway and Transit Funds and Efforts to Meet the Act's Requirements GAO-10-312T [testimony]

· State Department: Challenges Facing the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, GAO-10-290T

· State Department: Diplomatic Security's Recent Growth Warrants Strategic Review, GAO-10-156

· Telecommunications: FCC Needs to Improve Oversight of Wireless Phone Service, GAO-10-34
· Telecommunications: Surveys of Consumers and of State Utility Commissions about Wireless Phone Service, GAO-10-35SP, an E-supplement to GAO-10-34
· Transportation Worker Identification Credential: Progress Made in Enrolling Workers and Activating Credentials but Evaluation Plan Needed to Help Inform the Implementation of Card Readers, GAO-10-43

Government of Canada
· Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan, Report to Parliament, September 2009

Heritage Foundation
· Public Diplomacy 2.0: Where the U.S. Government Meets "New Media"

· Strategic Listening: How to Build Research Capacity Within the US Government

· The U.S. Can Afford the Troop Increase in Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch
· Lethal Force: Police Violence and Public Security in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo

· No Healing Here: Violence, Discrimination and Barriers to Health for Migrants in South Africa
· Preparing for the Polls: Improving Accountability for Electoral Violence in Uganda

· Sabotaged Schooling: Naxalite Attacks and Police Occupation of Schools in India’s Bihar and Jharkhand States
· Truth and Justice Can’t Wait: Human Rights Developments in Libya Amid Institutional Obstacles
· "You Will Be Punished": Attacks on Civilians in Eastern Congo

· "We Have the Promises of the World" Women's Rights in Afghanistan

Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS)
· Strategic Forum no. 251 - U.S.-Cambodia Defense Relations: De ning New Possibilities

· Defense Horizon no. 70 - STAR–TIDES and Starfish Networks: Supporting Stressed Populations with Distributed Talent

Institute for Public Policy Research
· Shared Responsibilities: A National Security Strategy for the UK

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)
· Self-Serving Leaks from the A.Q. Khan Circle

Institute for Security Studies
· Monograph No 166: Nature and Extent of Environmental Crime in Kenya

· Enquete Sur La Criminalité à Bamako Conduite
· Trends, Impact and Policy Development on HIV/AIDS and African Armed Forces Conference Proceedings
· The State’s Response to Crime and Public Security in South Africa

· Policing in South Africa in 2007, Key Issues and Developments, Compiled by Bilkis Omar, 31 October – 1 November 2007

International Crisis Group
· Bangladesh: Getting Police Reform on Track

· Somaliland: A Way out of the Electoral Crisis
· Southern Thailand: Moving towards Political Solutions?

International Relations and Security Network
· Cocaine Trade Finds West Africa Window

· Costs of War: The Somalia Inheritance
· For Now, Peace in Sierra Leone
· Mexican Cartels Recruit Texan Teens
· Re-arrests Hope to Prove Bosnia Terror Plots
· Turkey and Israel: Ends and Beginnings
· Yemen's Dangerous Escalation

Information Sharing Environment (ISE)
· ITACG Intelligence Guide for First Responders

· Report on the Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group Second Report for the Congress of the United States, The Secretary of Homeland Security, the Attorney General, and the Director of National Intelligence

Internet Security Alliance (ISA)
· Implementing the Obama Cyber Security Strategy via the ISA Social Contract Model

Lowry Institute
· Obama’s Surge: The United States, Australia and the Second War for Afghanistan

MIT Press
· Innovations, Fall 2009, v. 4, no. 4

o Energy for Change: Creating Climate Solutions [special issue] available for free articles include:
o Assurance of Supply: A New Framework for Nuclear Energy
o Enabling a Nuclear Revival—and Managing Its Risks
o Responsible Expansion of Nuclear Power Requires Global Cooperation on Spent-Fuel Management
o The World Institute for Nuclear Security: Filling a Gap in the Global Nuclear Security Regime

National Nuclear Security Administration
· Radiological Survey of Downtown Washington DC for the 2009 Presidential Inauguration

National Security Archive
· Kennedy Considered Supporting Coup in South Vietnam, August 1963

· Operación México: Programa Argentino de Rendición Extraordinaria Revelado por Documentos Desclasificados

· Thirtieth Anniversary of NATO's Dual-Track Decision: The Road to the Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War

Pakistan Security Research Unit, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford
· A Review of AfPak and the Ongoing Challenge of Pakistan

· At the Precipice: Is Pakistan About to Fail?

· Insurrection, Terrorism, and the Pakistan Army

· Public Perceptions of Pakistan’s War Against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan

Peterson Institute for International Economics
· Reconciling Climate Change and Trade Policy

Pew Research Center
· The Millennials

Population Reference Bureau
· The Fight Against 'Honor Killings': Interview With Investigative Journalist Rana Husseini

· Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: A Snapshot as of Mid-November 2009

· Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Use by Adults in the U.S.: Detailed Survey Tables, Mid-November 2009
· Understanding the Role of Deterrence in Counterterrorism Security

Small Wars Journal
· Domestic Radical Islamic Insurgency

· Needed: An Exorcism in Kandahar

Strategic Studies Institute
· Learning From Security Sector Reform/Building in Afghanistan (Oct 2002 – Sept 2003)

Transnational Institute
· Redefining Targets: Towards a Realistic Afghan Drug Control Strategy

Transparency International
· Global Corruption Report 2009 : Corruption and the Private Sector

United Nations Foundation
· New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks

US Air Force
· Air Force Energy Plan 2010

· Plan Appendices
o Air Force Acquisition & Technology Energy Plan 2010

o Air Force Aviation Operations Energy Plan 2010

o Air Force Infrastructure Energy Plan 2010
o Related information and video

US Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School
· Domestic Operational Law Handbook for Judge Advocates

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
· Online Discourse in the Arab World

· What Next for the Democratic Republic of Congo?

US Marine Corps
· U.S. Marine Corps S&T Strategic Plan: Leading Edge Technology for the Marines of Tomorrow

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
· Contending with the PKK's Narco-Terrorism

· Reforming the Rogue: Lessons from the U.S.-Libyan Rapprochement
· Saudi Royals Reunited? Crown Prince Sultan Returns Home

· Sulaiman Meets Obama as Washington's Lebanese Allies Face Crisis at Home
· A Victory for Islamism? The Second Lebanon War and Its Repercussions

White House
· National Strategy for Countering Biological Threats

· President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize speech

World Bank Group
· Doing Business in the Arab World 2010

World Public Opinion.org
· World Publics on International Cooperation

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