Sunday, January 11, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 01-09-2015

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Air Force STSC
·         Cross Talk, January/February 2015, v. 28, no. 1  
o    Missed Expectations: Where CS Students Fall Short in the Software Industry
o    Challenges in Academia in Producing Prepared IT Workforce
o    Seeking Balance in Cyber Education
o    Training the DoD Software Acquisition Professional
o    A Thinking Framework to Power Software Development Team Performance
o    Training Software Project Managers
o    Increase Team Cohesion by Playing Cooperative Video Games
o    Open Forum: Risk Management for Dummies

Air University Press

Air University
·         Air & Space Power Journal, January-February 2015, v. 29, no. 1 
o    A Rebalance Strategy for Pacific Air Forces Flight Plan to Runways and Relationships
o    Operationalizing Air-Sea Battle in the Pacific
o    Pacific Air Forces' Power Projection Sustaining Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom
o    Back to the Future: Integrated Air and Missile Defense in the Pacific
o    To Enable and Sustain: Pacific Air Forces Theater Security Cooperation as a Line of Operation'
o    Empowered Commanders: The Cornerstone to Agile, Flexible Command and Control
o    Resilient Airmen: Pacific Air Forces' Critical Enabler
o    Leading Millennials: An Approach That Works

American Enterprise Institute

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies

Asian Centre for Human Rights

Asian Development Bank

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Arthur D. Simons Center
·         IAP 15W (January 2015) Embracing the Interagency Implications of a Changing National Security Strategy 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

CATO Institute

Center for Global Development

Center for Security Policy

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #1 - The Security Outlook in Asia and the Pacific – Growing Turbulence or a Gathering Storm? 
·         PacNet #2 - 2014: A Pivotal Year for the Global Economic Order 
·         PacNet #3 - Historic Fishing Rights and the Nine-dash Line (A response to PacNet #88) 

Chatham House

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations
·         Global Economics Monthly, January 2015  

Customs and Border Protection

Department of Defense (DOD)

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2015-059  Military Construction in a Contingency Environment: Summary of Weaknesses Identified in Reports Issued From January 1, 2008, Through March 31, 2014 
·         DODIG-2015-063  United States Air Forces Central Command Complied With the Economy Act  

Department of Defense Office of the Actuary
·         2013 Valuation Report 

Department of Homeland Security Inspector General
·         OIG 15-14 - Annual Report to Congress on States’ and Urban Areas’ Management of Homeland Security Grant Programs Fiscal Year 2014 
·         OIG 15-17  - U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Unmanned Aircraft System Program Does Not Achieve Intended Results or Recognize All Costs of Operations 

Department of State
·         Remarks on the Terrorist Attack in Paris [Sec Kerry] 

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, January 2015 
o    Memory Puzzle: What Every Investigator Should Know
o    Paint and Plastic Evidence Analysis in a Drug Possession Case
o    Serve with Courage and Respect
o    Foundations of Leadership and Followership

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         ISIS and Oil: Iraq's Perfect Storm 
·         Origins and Evolution of Zionism 

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Base Act Insurance: State Department Should Evaluate Its Open Market System and Incorporate Leading Practices into Any Future Single Insurer Solicitation. GAO-15-194 
·         Troubled Asset Relief Program: Treasury Continues to Wind down Most Programs, but Housing Programs Remain Active. GAO-15-197 

Heritage Foundation

Impassion Afghanistan

Institute for the Study of War
·         Control of Terrain in Iraq: January 7, 2015 
·         Iraq Situation Report
o    January 8-9, 2015 
o    January 4-7, 2015 
o    January 2-4, 2015 
·         Syria Situation Report: December 30, 2014- January 6, 2015 

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
·         Divided Verdict in Jammu & Kashmir 

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Crisis Group

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
·         Crisis Watch Interactive Map  

Jamestown Foundation
·         China Brief, January 9, 2015, v. 15, no. 1 
o    Chinese Public Opinion and North Korea: Will Anger Lead to Policy Change?
o    Xi Jinping Consolidates Power by Promoting Alumni of the Nanjing Military Region
o    Jinglue Haiyang: The Naval Implications of Xi Jinping’s New Strategic Concept
o    China’s New Silk Road Takes Shape in Central and Eastern Europe
o    Maritime Insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea: A Greater Role for China?

·         Terrorism Monitor, January 9, 2015, v. 13, no. 1 
o    The Pakistani Taliban after the Peshawar School Attack
o    The Rise of ADF-NALU in Central Africa and Its Connections with al-Shabaab
o    Operation Inherent Resolve: The War against Islamic State's Oil Network

Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)
·         Joint Pub 3-09, Joint Fire Support, 12 December 2014 
·         Joint Force Quarterly, Issue 76, January 2015 
o    Where Do We Find Such Men and Women?
o    Navy Perspective on Joint Force Interdependence
o    Bringing Space Crisis Stability Down to Earth
o    Debunking Technical Competency as the Sole Source of Innovation
o    Should Military Officers Study Policy Analysis?
o    Assessing Causality in a Complex Security Environment
o    Next Steps for Transforming Education at National             Defense University
o    A Strong Fighting Force is a Diverse Fighting Force
o    Revisioning Strategic Communication Through Rhetoric and Discourse Analysis
o    A Theater-Level Perspective on Cyber
o    Refocusing the U.S. Strategic Security Perspective
o    Nonlethal Weapons: A Technological Gap or Misdefined Requirement?
o    Challenges to Improving Combat Casualty Survivability on the Battlefield
o    Mosquitoes: A Viable 21st Century Soft Power Tool
o    Operation Cottage: A Cautionary Tale of Assumption and Perceptual Bias
o    Seeing 2020: America’s New Vision for Integrated Air and Missile Defense

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

National Academies Press

National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP)

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

National Institute of Justice

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

·         Humanitarian Key Facts 

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press


S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Small Wars Journal
·         The Lesson of Russian Jihad 
·         The Long War: Four Views 

Stimson Center

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

U.S. Institute of Peace

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

White House