Sunday, January 27, 2013

Friday's Miscellany 01-25-2013

38 North

Air Force STSC

·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering, January/February 2013, v. 26, no. 1
o    Applying the Fundamentals of Quality to Software Acquisition
o    Quality Attributes: Architecting Systems to Meet Customer Expectations
o    The Whole Is More Than the Sum of Its Parts: Understanding and Managing Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems
o    Developing a Model for Simplified Higher Level Sensor Fusion
o    Basing Earned Value on Technical Performance
o    Core Estimating Concepts
o    Statistical Tune-Up of the Peer Review Engine to Reduce Escapes

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Security Project (ASP)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Amnesty International

Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)

Armed Conflict Location and Event Dataset

·         Conflict Trends (No.10): Real-time Analysis of African Political Violence, January 2013

Army Environmental Command

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

Atlantic Council

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

British American Security Information Council (BASIC)

·         The UK and Armed Drones 


Building America's Future

Canada National Defence, Chief of the Air Staff

·         Royal Canadian Air Force Journal, v. 1, no. 4 Fall 2012
o    Factors Influencing the Defeat of Argentine Air Power in the Falklands War
o    Royal Matters: Symbolism, History and the Significance of the RCAF’s Name Change, 1909–2011
o    The Other Canadians in the Battle of Britain
o    United States Air Force Doctrine to the First Gulf War: Fighting Conflicts with World War I Doctrine

CATO Institute

Center for American Progress

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA)

Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

·         Critical Questions for 2013
·         Nuclear Trade Controls 

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. Senate. Foreign Relations Committee

·         Energy and Security from the Caspian toEurope ( S. PRT 112-42) 
·         Oil, Mexico, and the Transboundary Agreement ( S. PRT 112-43) 

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)

·         Media Censorship in China

Department of Defense (DOD)

·         DoD Directive 5101.02E, DoD Executive Agent (EA) for Space, January 25, 2013
·         DoD Directive 5250.01, Management of Intelligence Mission Data (IMD) in DoD Acquisition, January 22, 2013
·         DoD Directive 7045.14, The Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process, January 25, 2013
·         DoD Instruction 5505.18, Investigation of Adult Sexual Assault in the Department of Defense, January 25, 2013
·         Inauguration 2013
·         Women in Combat Rule Change
o    Statement on Women in Service [Panetta]

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

·         Active Shooter Preparedness 

East-West Center

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Enough Project

European Policy Centre (EPC)

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

·         Acquisition Workforce: DOT Lacks Data, Oversight, and Strategic Focus Needed to Address Significant Workforce Challenges. GAO-13-117
·         Financial Regulatory Reform: Regulators Have Faced Challenges Finalizing Key Reforms and Unaddressed Areas Pose Potential Risks. GAO-13-195
·         Information Technology: OMB and Agencies Need to Fully Implement Major Initiatives to Save Billions of Dollars, by David A. Powner, director, information technology management issues, before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. GAO-13-297T [testimony]
·         Pension Costs on DOD Contracts: Additional Guidance Needed to Ensure Costs Are Consistent and Reasonable. GAO-13-158 
·         Pipeline Safety: Better Data and Guidance Needed to Improve Pipeline Operator Incident Response. GAO-13-168
·         Protecting Defense Technologies: DOD Assessment Needed to Determine Requirement for Critical Technologies List. GAO-13-157

Heritage Foundation

Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP)

Human Rights Watch

Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Institute for Defense Studies & Analyses (IDSA)

·         Patriots in Turkey   

Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)

Institute for the Study of War

·         2013 Iraq Weekly Update #4:  The Islamic State of Iraq Increases Spectacular Attacks
·         2013 Iraq Weekly Update #4b:  Fallujah Protests Turn Violent
·         2013 Iraq Weekly Update #4c:  Iraq Moves Toward Civil War

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Inter-American Dialogue

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International Organization for Migration - Iraq Mission

International Peace Institute (IPI)

International Relations and Security Network

·         America's Pacific Century

Jamestown Foundation

·         Terrorism Monitor, January 25, 2013, v. 11, no. 2
o    The Death of Waziristan’s Mullah Nazir: An American Victory or a Pakistani Loss?
o    Algiers Reshapes its Foreign Policy Following the in Amenas Attack
o    Tribes and Terrorists: The Emerging Security Threat from Libya’s Lawless South

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lexington Institute

Long War Journal

·         Charting the Data for US Air Strikes in Yemen, 2002 - 2013 [updated Jan 23, 2013]

National Academies Press

National Bureau of Asian Research

Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability

Netherlands Institute of International Relations

New America Foundation

·         A New U.S. Grand Strategy

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Office of Nonproliferation and International Security (NIS)

·         FY 2012 Annual Report


·         Stability Operations January-February, 2013, v. 8, no. 4
o    Stability and Development: Getting Strong and Looking Long
o    Civil-Military Partnerships: A Platform for Stability and Development in Fragile States
o    Embracing Complexity: Hybrid Solutions for Governance Development in Fragile and Failed States
o    Stability Operations and Peace: Connecting Stabilizers and Civil Society
o    A conversation with Jim Bullion
o    Africa Policy in Obama’s Second Administration: From Sudan to Mali to DRC
o    Cost Above Certainty?: The Importance Of Client Priorities When Selecting Private Security Providers

Pew Internet & American Life Project

·         Library Services in the Digital Age   

Pew Research Center for the People and the Press

Pew Research Global Attitudes Project

Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)


Small Arms Survey

·         Military Assault Rifles

Small Wars Journal

·         Game Theory in Peer Evaluations

Stanley Foundation

Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

US Institute of Peace (USIP)

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

·         Al-Qaeda's Dirty War in Yemen
·         Coalition Options in Israel

White House

World Economic Forum (WEF)