Monday, March 4, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 03-01-2013

38 North

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, March/April 2013, v. 26, no. 2
o    We Cannot Blindly Reap the Benefits of a Globalized ICT Supply Chain!
o    Managing Risk in the Software Supply Chain through Software Code Governance
o    How International Standard Efforts Help Address Challenges in Today’s Global ICT Marketplace
o    Open Source and the Software Supply Chain: A Look at Risks vs. Rewards
o    Advancing SCRM with Standardized Inspection Technology
o    Building a Body of Knowledge for ICT Supply Chain Risk Management
o    Ensuring Your Development Processes Meet Today’s Cyber Challenges
o    Software ID Tags Support Better Cyber Security

Air University  
·         Air Power Journal, v. 27, no. 2, March-April 2013 
o    The Air War in Libya
o    Airmen and Mission Command
o    A New Approach to Ballistic Missile Defense for Countering Antiaccess/Area-Denial Threats from Precision-Guided Weapons
o    A Case for Air Force Reorganization
o    Realizing Operational Planning and Assessment in the Twenty-First-Century Air Operations Center: How a Refined Planning Construct and Semantic Technologies Can Enable Delivery of the AOC's Last Unsupported Functions (Part 1)
o    Taming the Tigers: Recapturing the Acquisition Excellence of Our Planning, Programming, and Acquisition Three-Ring Circus
o    Observations on the Air War in Syria
o    Adding Teeth to the Equilibrium between Special Operations Forces and the General Purpose Force
·         Strategic Studies Quarterly, Spring 2013, v. 7, no. 1  
o    The New Era of Nuclear Weapons, Deterrence, and Conflict
o    Between Integration and Coexistence: US-Chinese Strategies of International Order
o    The New Media and the Rise of Exhortatory Terrorism
o    Deterrence Logic and NATO's Nuclear Posture
o    What Great Powers Make It: International Order and the Logic of Cooperation in Cyberspace
o    Energy Insecurity: The False Promise of Liquid Biofuels

Al Jazeera Center for Studies
·         AFISMA: Military ahead of Politics 
·         Bulgaria’s Hezbollah Moment 

Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Association of Private Sector Colleges and University (APSCU)

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
·         2014: The Other Afghan Withdrawal 

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Bipartisan Policy Center

·         Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies 

Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute (CDFAI)

Center for American Progress
Center for Global Development

Center for Security Policy

Center for Security Studies (CSS)
·         Russian Analytical Digest - No. 123: The Russian Media Landscape 

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
·         Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report (IIPER) - No. 65, 24 February 2013 

Center on Global Counterterrorism Cooperation

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Chatham House

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Sequester, Day 1 

Defense Science Board (DSB)

Department of Defense (DOD)
·         DoD Directive 3025.14, Evacuation of U.S. Citizens and Designated Aliens from Threatened Areas Abroad, February 26, 2013 
·         DoD Instruction 6490.12, Mental Health Assessments for Service Members Deployed in Connection with a Contingency Operation, February 26, 2013  

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2013-043 - Evaluation of the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations' Sexual Assault Investigation Training 
·         DODIG-2013-047 - Quality Control Review of the Defense Finance and Accounting Service Audit Organization 
·         DODIG-2013-050 Recovering Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment From Civilians and Contractor Employees Remains a Challenge 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
·         Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s Third Annual Address on the State of Homeland Security: “The Evolution and Future of Homeland Security” 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG-13-30 Independent Review of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Reporting of FY 2012 Drug Control Obligations (Revised) 
·         OIG-13-39 DHS Can Make Improvements to Secure Industrial Control Systems 
·         OIG-13-40 FEMA’s Use of Risk-based Monitoring for Grantee Oversight 

East-West Center

European Policy Centre (EPC)
 ·         Chinese Investment in the EU: a Win-Win Game - A View from China 

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

German Development Institute

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Agricultural Quarantine Inspection Fees: Major Changes Needed to Align Fee Revenues with Program Costs. GAO-13-268 
·         Border Patrol: Goals and Measures Not Yet in Place to Inform Border Security Status and Resource Needs, by Rebecca Gambler, director, homeland security and justice issues, before the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, House Committee on Homeland Security. GAO-13-330T [testimony] 
·         Characteristics of Presidential Appointments that do not Require Senate Confirmation. GAO-13-299R 
·         Defense Contracting: Actions Needed to Explore Additional Opportunities to Gain Efficiencies in Acquiring Foreign Language Support. GAO-13-251R 
·         Defense Logistics: A Completed Comprehensive Strategy is Needed to Guide DOD's In-Transit Visibility Efforts. GAO-13-201 
·         Department of Justice: Executives' Use of Aircraft for Nonmission Purposes. GAO-13-235 
·         Firms Reported to Have Engaged in Activities Related to Iran's Energy and Communications Sectors While Having Had U.S. Government Contracts. GAO-13-344R 
·         Homeland Defense: DOD's Aerospace Control Alert Basing Decision Was Informed by Various Analyses. GAO-13-230R 
·         Iran: U.S. and International Sanctions Have Adversely Affected the Iranian Economy. GAO-13-326 
·         KC-46 Tanker Aircraft: Program Generally Stable but Improvements in Managing Schedule Are Needed. GAO-13-258 
·         Managing for Results: Data-Driven Performance Reviews Show Promise But Agencies Should Explore How to Involve Other Relevant Agencies. GAO-13-228 
·         Southwest Border Security: Data Are Limited and Concerns Vary about Spillover Crime along the Southwest Border. GAO-13-175 
·         Strategic Sourcing: Improved and Expanded Use Could Provide Procurement Savings for Federal Information Technology, by Cristina Chaplain, director, acquisition and sourcing management, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-13-408T [testimony] 

Heritage Foundation

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Race Relations
·         Racial Violence: Facing Reality 

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for the Study of War
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
 ·         Asia and Obama’s New Trade Initiative 

International Crisis Group
·         China’s Central Asia Problem 
·         Crisis Watch, 1 March 2013, no. 115 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Peace Institute (IPI)

Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Lexington Institute

National Academies Press
·         Evaluation of PEPFAR [President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief] 

NATO Civil-Military Fusion Center
·         Afghanistan Weekly Review [latest update Feb 26, 2013

New America Foundation

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
·         Bahrain’s Persistent Troubles 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


Refugee International

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
·         Climate Change, Migration and Security: Best-Practice Policy and Operational Options for Mexico 

Small Arms Survey

Small Wars Journal

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
·         China's Arctic Aspirations 

Supreme Court of the United States
·         Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, et al. v. Amnesty International USA et al. [surveillance of international calls] 

·         Stuxnet 0.5—The Missing Link
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

United States International Trade Commission (USITC)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy
·         Deja Vu in Cairo 

White House

Wilson Center