Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday's Miscellany 09-11-2015

38 North

Afghanistan Analysts Network

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  September/October 2015, v. 28, no. 5  
o    Towards Supply Chain Information Integrity Preservation
o    Software and Hardware Assurance
o    Premature Allocation of Program Requirements to Suppliers
o    From DIACAP to RMF: A Clear Path to a New Framework
o    Model-Based Engineering for Supply Chain Risk Management
o    NASA's Approach to Software Assurance
o    Software Security Assurance: SOUP to NUTS
o    They Know Your Weaknesses – Do You?: Reintroducing Common Weakness Enumeration

Al Jazeera Center for Studies

American Enterprise Institute

Amnesty International

Atlantic Council

Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Bipartisan Policy Center


CATO Institute

Center for Global Development

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security
·         CIP report, August/September 2015, v. 14, no. 10
o    The Climate Issue
o    Utilizing Computer Simulation to Ensure the Continuity of Critical infrastructure Services on a Dynamically Changing Planet
o    From the 2014 U.S. National Climate Assessment
o    Critical Infrastructure & Climate Adaptation
o    Closing the Gap between Climate Science and Critical Infrastructure Adaptation

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         Energy101: Coal
·         Energy101: Natural Gas
·         Energy101: Nuclear
·         Energy101: Oil
·         Energy101: Renewables
·         PacNet #56 - America’s ‘Own Goals’ in Asia
·         PacNet #57 - China Recreating the American “Hub-and-Spoke” System
·         PacNet #58 - China’s Enron Moment?

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

Centre for European Policy Studies  (CEPS)

Centre for European Reform (CER)

Centre for Security Governance

Chatham House

Clingendael  - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

College of Europe

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee
·         Optimized Fleet Response Plan

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee
·         Agricultural Trade with Cuba

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee
·         Committee Print: PREPARE Act

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee
·         GSA: Army Fee Assistance

Congress. House. Science, Space &Technology

Congress. House. Veterans' Affairs Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)
·         CBO’s Economic Projections

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         Europe's Migration Crisis
·         Southern Asia's Nuclear Powers

Department of Defense (DOD)

The Dialogue

East West Center

Economic Research Forum (ERF)

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Investment Bank
·         Investing in Smart Cities

European Policy Centre

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
·         FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, September 2015
o    Virtual Currency: Investigative Challenges and Opportunities 
o    Addressing Officer Crisis and Suicide: Improving Officer Wellness 
o    A Recipe for Success with News Outlets
o    I Should Have Eaten More Ice Cream!

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


German Marshall Fund of the United States

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Defense Health Care Reform: Actions Needed to Help Ensure Defense Health Agency Maintains Implementation Progress. GAO-15-759
·         Defense Infrastructure: In-Kind Construction and Renovation Projects Initiated by DOD during Fiscal Year 2013. GAO-15-649
·         Emergency Management: FEMA Collaborates Effectively with Logistics Partners but Could Strengthen Implementation of Its Capabilities Assessment Tool. GAO-15-781
·         GPS: Actions Needed to Address Ground System Development Problems and User Equipment Production Readiness. GAO-15-657
·         Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Numbers of Contaminated Federal Sites, Estimated Costs, and EPA's Oversight Role. GAO-15-830T [testimony]
·         International Food Assistance: USAID Should Systematically Assess the Effectiveness of Key Conditional Food Aid Activities. GAO-15-732
·         Military Compensation: DOD Needs More Complete and Consistent Data to Assess the Costs and Policies of Relocating Personnel. GAO-15-713
·         Pay for Success: Collaboration among Federal Agencies Would be Helpful as Governments Explore New Financing Mechanisms. GAO-15-646
·         Technology Assessment: Water in the energy sector: Reducing freshwater use in hydraulic fracturing and thermoelectric power plant cooling. GAO-15-545

Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force

Heritage Foundation

Hoover Institute
·         China Leadership Monitor, Fall 2015

Hudson Institute

Human Rights Watch

Institut Français des Relations Internationales

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, September 10,2015
o    South Africa on the Edge: Political Paralysis and Economic Stagnation
o    Constitutional Reform and Conflict in Africa

Institute for Science and International Security
·         Parchin Site Update and Debate

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 73

Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Institute for the Study of War
·         Iraq Control of Terrain Map:  September 11, 2015
·         Iraq Situation Report
·         Ukraine Crisis Update: September 9, 2015

Institute of Development Studies

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Instituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Relations

McAfee, Inc.

Migration Policy Institute

National Science Foundation (NSF)

National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS)

NATO Defense College

Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre

Observer Research Foundation

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
Pew Research Center Global Attitudes & Trends

Pew Research Center U.S. Policy & Policy

Polish Institute of International Affairs


Rethink Institute

Small Wars Journal
·         Land of the Morning Calm
·         Too Much From Too Few

Strategic Studies Institute (SSI)

UK Parliament


Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center  
·         Making Africa Less Corrupt

World Bank

World Economic Forum