Monday, September 24, 2012

Friday's Miscellany 09-21-2012

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Afghanistan Watch

Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
·         F-22 Raptor

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Amnesty International

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         IAP 10W (September 2012) Domestic Security Cooperation: A Unified Approach to Homeland Security and Defense

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS)

Atlantic Council

Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center

·         Afghanistan Index: Tracking Progress and Security in Post-9/11 Afghanistan [September 18, 2012]
·         Africa Learning Barometer

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
·         How Do Americans View the World? [interactive]

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress

Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Center for Naval Analysis (CNA)

Center for Regional Analysis

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Hemisphere Insider: Volume II, Issue 22 - September 17, 2012

Centre for European Policy Studies

Centre for Military and Strategic Studies
·         Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, 2012, v. 14, no. 2
o    It is Time to Start Talking about Mitt: Mitt Romney and the Issue of Missile Defence
o    The Terrorist Threat in North-West Africa: Part One
o    The Security Dilemma in Northeast Mali: Part Two
o    An Analysis of Sexual Assault in the U.S. Military, 2004-2009
o    Perception of the Legitmation of Violence: African Example
o    Nobody Knows Anything: Canada’s Cyber Insecurities
o    Wild, Unsubstantiated Predictions: The Future of Computer and Network Security
o    The Government of Canada and Cyber Security: Security Begins at Home
o    Shattered Boundaries: Whither the Cyber Future
o    State of the Art: Attackers and Targets in Cyberspace
o    Distributed Security as Cyber Strategy: Outlining a Comprehensive Approach for Canada in Cyberspace
o    A Middle Power on the World Stage: Canadian Grand Strategy in the Twentieth Century

Centre for the Analysis of Social Media

Chatham House

Congress. House. Armed Services committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Armed Services Committee

Congress. Senate. Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         UNGA and a Troubled Mideast

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

Department of the Army
·         ADP 1 

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 3020.40, DoD Policy and Responsibilities for Critical Infrastructure, January 14, 2010; Incorporating Change 2, September 21, 2012
·         DoD Directive 3025.18, Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA), December 29, 2010; Incorporating Change 1, September 21, 2012
·         DoD Instruction 3325.08, DoD Intelligence Collection Management, September 17, 2012 f

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2012-131, Improvements Needed in How the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Adjusts and Supports Billing Rates, September 19, 2012 

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Department of the Navy (DON)
·         OPNAV 5585.2C - Department of the Navy Working Dog Program

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Russia Country Analysis Brief

Enough Project

Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy
·         China's Brainwashed Youth
·         Class Is Not in Session [Syria]
·         Golden Buddha, Hidden Copper [China/Afghanistan]
·         The Spies Next Door

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)

Future of Europe Group

George C. Marshall Institute

German Institute for International and Security Affairs (GIISA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Coast Guard: Mission Performance Challenged by the Declining Condition and Rising Costs of its Legacy Vessel Fleet. GAO-12-934T [testimony]
·         Coast Guard: Portfolio Management Approach Needed to Improve Major Acquisition Outcomes. GAO-12-918
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Summary of DHS Actions to Better Manage Its Chemical Security Program. GAO-12-1044T [testimony]
·         Department of Homeland Security: Continued Progress Made Improving and Integrating Management Areas, but More Work Remains. GAO-12-1041T [testimony]
·         Driver's License Security: Federal Leadership Needed to Address Remaining Vulnerabilities. GAO-12-893
·         Federal Training Investments: Office of Personnel Management and Agencies Can Do More to Ensure Cost-Effective Decisions. GAO-12-878
·         Homeland Security: DHS Requires More Disciplined Investment Management to Help Meet Mission Needs. GAO-12-833
·         Homeland Security: DHS Requires More Disciplined Investment Management to Help Meet Mission Needs. GAO-12-1029T [testimony]
·         Human Capital: Complete Information and More Analyses Needed to Enhance DOD's Civilian Senior Leader Strategic Workforce Plan. GAO-12-990R
·         Human Capital Management: Effectively Implementing Reforms and Closing Critical Skills Gaps Are Key to Addressing Federal Workforce Challenges. GAO-12-1023T [testimony]
·         Information Security: Better Implementation of Controls for Mobile Devices Should Be Encouraged. GAO-12-757
·         Information Sharing: DHS Has Demonstrated Leadership and Progress, but Additional Actions Could Help Sustain and Strengthen Efforts. GAO-12-809
·         Military Disability System: Improved Monitoring Needed to Better Track and Manage Performance. GAO-12-676
·         Military Readiness: Navy Needs to Assess Risks to Its Strategy to Improve Ship Readiness. GAO-12-887
·         Next Generation Enterprise Network: Navy Implementing Revised Approach, but Improvement Needed in Mitigating Risks. GAO-12-956
·         Prepositioned Materiel and Equipment: DOD Would Benefit from Developing Strategic Guidance and Improving Joint Oversight. GAO-12-916R
·         Status of Open World Exchange Program's Efforts to Strengthen Financial Management and Performance Measurement. GAO-12-1004R
·         Suspension and Debarment: DOD Has Active Referral Processes, but Action Needed to Promote Transparency. GAO-12-932
·         Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Measuring Progress and Addressing Potential Privacy Concerns Would Facilitate Integration into the National Airspace System. GAO-12-981
·         Veterans' Health Care Budget: Better Labeling of Services and More Detailed Information Could Improve the Congressional Budget Justification. GAO-12-908

Heritage Foundation

Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Institute for the Study of War
·         Afghanistan - Order of Battle (updated September 2012)
·         Campaign for North Syria (map)
·         Iraq Weekly Update #37 September 6, 2012-September 12, 2012
·         Jihad in Syria

International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network

James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, September 2012, v. 12, no. 18
o    China and Japan Turn the Screw over Island Dispute
o    Finalizing the 18th Party Congress: Setting the Stage for Reform?
o    A New Egypt Looks to China for Balance and Leverage
o    Sino-Malaysian Relations: Close But Not Too Close

Korea Institute for National Unification

Long War Journal
·         Charting the Data for US Airstrikes in Pakistan, 2004 - 2012 [updated Sept 22, 2012]
·         Green-on-blue Attacks in Afghanistan: The Data [updated Sept 18, 2012]

Lowy Institute for International Policy

National Academy of Science
·         Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces
o    Briefing slides 
o    Report Brief
o    Report

National Science Foundation (NSF)

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Sept 18, 2012]

New York Independent System Operator

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)

Pew Global Attitudes Project

Pew Hispanic Center

Pew Research Center

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Refugees International


Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stanley Foundation

Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs)

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

Study of Chinese Military Affairs

Transatlantic Trends

United Kingdom Parliament, House of Commons Defense Committee
·         Future Maritime Surveillance
o    Volume I
o    Volume II

UN Development Policy and Analysis Division

UN Human Rights Council
·         Report on Atrocities in Syria  

UN Support Mission in Libya

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

US Report

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Know Your Ansar al-Sharia sharia