Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 12-14-2012

Air Force STSC

·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, November/December 2012, v. 25, no.6  
o    Schedule Adherence and Rework
o    Structural Estimation Methodology for Estimating Enterprise Application Integration Projects
o    Maturing an Agency’s Private Cloud Toward an Intelligence Community Online On-Demand Information Sharing Framework
o    Ontology for the Intelligence Analyst
o    Cyber in the Cloud
o    Is a Public Health Framework the Cure for Cyber Security?
o    The Perfect Process Storm: Integration of CMMI, Agile, and Lean Six Sigma

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset

·         Conflict Trends (No.9): Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, December 2012

Asia Society

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Asian Human Rights Commission

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

·         Israel’s Dilemma in Gaza 

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institute

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [updated December 13, 2012]

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

CATO Institute

Center for a New American Security

Center for American Progress

Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)

Center for Peace and Development Initiatives and Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 33 - December 14, 2012 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for Peace and Development Initiatives (CPDI)

Chatham House

·         Greece and the Eurozone: A New Approach? [event video]
·         Resources Futures 
·         Two Russian Narratives 

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

·         OIG-13-13 Federal Emergency Management Agency Needs To Improve Its Internal Controls Over the Use of Disaster Assistance Employees

Department of State

East-West Center

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

·         Hate Crime Statistics 2911

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Foreign Area Officers Association (FAOA)

·         International Affairs, Winter 2012, v. 15, no. 3
o    Implications for U.S. Military Action in Libya
o    Why DLI Needs Native English Speaking Grammarians in the Target Language
o    Serving in the Country of Your Ethnic Origin: Avoiding an Identity Crisis
o    FAOA Waves the Flag at Intelligence Education and Training Workshop
o    Naval Statecraft: A Summary
o    Info Paper: What is the National Language Service Corps?
o    The Case for Establishing a Permanent Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché Position at the U.S. Mission to the European Union
o    FAO Graduate Education Opportunity in San Diego
o    Regional Knowledge Certification Program (RKCP)
o    The Case for Establishing a Permanent Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché Position at the U.S. Mission to the European Union

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

·         Democracy as Self-Correction

 Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         DOD Financial Management: Actions Needed to Address Deficiencies in Controls over Army Active Duty Military Payroll. GAO-13-28
·         DOJ Workforce Planning: Grant-Making Components Should Enhance the Utility of Their Staffing Models. GAO-13-92
·         Federal Contracting: Slow Start to Implementation of Justifications for 8(a) Sole-Source Contracts. GAO-13-118
·         Follow-up on the Haiti Earned Import Allowance Program. GAO-13-219R
·         International Food Assistance: U.S. Nonemergency Food Aid Programs Have Similar Objectives but Some Planning Helps Limit Overlap. GAO-13-141R
·         Military Spouse Employment Programs: DOD Can Improve Guidance and Performance Monitoring. GAO-13-60
·         Weapons Acquisition Reform: Reform Act Is Helping DOD Acquisition Programs Reduce Risk, but Implementation Challenges Remain. GAO-13-103

Government of Canada

Heritage Foundation

·         How to Save Radio Liberty

Human Rights Watch

Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA)

·         Pakistan on the Edge

Institute for Homeland Security Solution

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of War

·         Afghanistan Order of Battle [updated December 2012]
·         Weekly Iraq Update #50, December 06, 2012 – December 12, 2012

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Centre for the Study of Racialisation and Political Violence (ICSR)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

·         A Sustainable Solution to Somali Piracy [event  video]

Jamestown Foundation

·         China Brief, December 14,2012, v. 12, no, 24
o    Xi Jinping’s “Southern Tour” Reignites Promises of Reform
o    Debating a Rising China’s Role in International Affairs
o    “Spillover” in the Sino-Indian Relationship: An Indian Perspective
o    PLA Succession: Trends and Surprises
·         Terrorism Monitor, December 14, 2012, v. 10, no. 23 
o    The Strategic Repercussions and Limitations of Iranian-Egyptian Rapprochement
o    France and the Prospects for Military Intervention in Mali
o    Jihadists Exploit Syrian Turmoil as the Islamic State of Iraq Makes a Comeback

Joint Chiefs of Staff

·         Joint Pub 3-04, Joint Shipboard Helicopter and Tiltrotor Aircraft Operations, 06 December 2012
·         Joint Pub 3-59, Meteorological and Oceanographic Operations, 07 December 2012 

Long War Journal

·         Green-on-Blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated Dec 15, 2012]

National Academies Press

National Security Archive

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center

·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Dec11, 2012]

NATO Defense College

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

·         Kuwait: An Overview

Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Peace Policy

·         New Wars, Old Strategies

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)

Portuguese Institute of International Relations and Security

Public Interest Declassification Board


·         China's Search for Security

Small Wars Journal

·         Social Media Intelligence

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

·         SIGAR SP-13-1 - Anti-Corruption Measures—Persistent Problems Exist in Monitoring Bulk Cash Flows at Kabul International Airport
·         SIGAR-Audit 13-1 - Afghan National Security Forces Facilities: Concerns with Funding, Oversight, and Sustainability for Operations and Maintenance 

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)

·         China's Arctic Aspirations
·         SIPRI Map of Multilateral Peace Operation Deployments (September 2012) 

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Transatlantic Academy

·         Democracy as Self-Correction

United Kingdom Parliament

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

United Nations  Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission

Washington Institute of Near East Policy

·         Rally 'Round the Jihadist
·         Turkey's Distinctive Brew

White House

Wilson Center

·         Moving Beyond the Reset