Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Friday's Miscellany 05-20-2016

38 North

Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit

Air Force STSC
·         CrossTalk, The Journal of Defense Software Engineering,  May/June  2016, v. 29, no. 3  
o    Continuous Integration in the Cloud: Improving Cost, Schedule and Technical Performance
o    The State of Security Vulnerabilities in SCADA Human Machine Interface (HMI) Components
o    DevOps Advantages for Testing: Increasing Quality through Continuous Delivery
o    They Know Your Weaknesses – Do You?: Reintroducing Common Weakness Enumeration
o    An Alternate Approach to Avionic Software: KISS
o    Joint Radio Manager Enhances Service Interoperability
o    Enterprise Systems Integration using Collapsing Design Structure Matrices

American Enterprise Institute

American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS)

Amnesty International

ASUA Institute of Land Warfare

Australian Defence College (ADC)

Australian National University – Strategic & Defence Studies Centre

Australian Strategic Policy  Institute (ASPI)

Baker Institute
·         U.S.–Mexico Academic Mobility 

Barcelona Centre for International Affairs

Bipartisan Policy Center

Brookings Institution
·         China as a Global Investor 

Canadian Defense & Foreign Affairs Institute
·         A Way Ahead With Russia 

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Center for a New American Security’s (CNAS)

Center for Complex Operations
·         PRISM: The Interviews 

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA)
·         Liaison, 2016, v. 8,no. 1 
o    Lessons from Nepal and Other Recent Disasters
o    Right Time, Right Place, Right Skills: U.S. Army Green Berets save lives in Nepal
o    ‘Mission First & People Always’: The Nepal Army’s
o    The Handicap International Story: Logistics and Vulnerable Populations in Nepal
o    Civil-Military Coordination after the Nepal Earthquake: Role of the HuMOCC
o    Interview with Brig. Gen. Paul Kennedy, USMC

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)

Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
·         PacNet #45 - President Truman and the Atomic Bomb – Setting the Record Straight 

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Chatham House
·         Moving Energy Initiative 

Clingendael - Netherlands Institute of International Relations

Congress. House. Armed Services Committee

Congress. House. Energy & Commerce Committee

Congress. House. Foreign Affairs Committee

Congress. House. Homeland Security Committee

Congress. House. Judiciary Committee
·         Synthetic Drugs, Real Danger 

Congress. House. Oversight & Government Reform Committee

Congress. House. Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Congress. House. Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

Congress. House. Veterans' Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Congress. Senate. Homeland Security &Governmental Affairs Committee

Congress. Senate. Judiciary Committee

Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
·         China-Taiwan Relations 
·         Competition in the Indian Ocean 

Department of Defense Inspector General (DODIG)
·         DODIG-2016-088 Evaluation of the Separation of Service Members Who Made a Report of Sexual Assault 
·         DODIG-2016-091 Evaluation of the Accuracy of Data in the DoD Contract Audit Follow Up System 

Department of State

Department of the Army
·         ARMY DIR 2016-20, Authorization to Use Headphones in Uniform 

East West Center

Egmont Institute

Elliot School of International Affairs - Central Asia Program

Energy Information Administration (EIA)
·         Angola Country Analysis Brief - May 2016  

EU Institute for Security Studies

European Policy Centre (EPC)


Feinstein International Center

Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI)
·         Shakespeare and America 

Foundation for International Development Study and Research (FERDI)

German Development Institute

German Marshall Fund of the United States

Global Facility For Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime

Government Accountability Office (GAO)
·         Critical Infrastructure Protection: Federal Efforts to Address Electromagnetic Risks. GAO-16-641T [Testimony] 
·         Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: U.S. Assistance to Combat This Harmful Practice Abroad Is Limited. GAO-16-485 
·         Food Safety: FDA Coordinating with Stakeholders on New Rules but Challenges Remain and Greater Tribal Consultation Needed. GAO-16-425 
·         Managing for Results: OMB Improved Implementation of Cross-Agency Priority Goals, But Could Be More Transparent About Measuring Progress. GAO-16-509 
·         Office of National Drug Control Policy: Progress toward Some National Drug Control Strategy Goals, but None Have Been Fully Achieved. GAO-16-660T [Testimony] 
·         Polar Weather Satellites: NOAA Is Working to Ensure Continuity but Needs to Quickly Address Information Security Weaknesses and Future Program Uncertainties. GAO-16-359 

Heritage Foundation

Hudson Institute
·         Kleptocracy Archive 

Human Rights Watch

Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
·         The Jihad Escalates in Europe 

Institute for Defence Studies &Analyses (IDSA)

Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA)
·         Africa Watch, May 19, 2016 
o    Kenya Moves to Close World’s Largest Refugee Camp
o    ISIS and WMD: Growing Hand in Hand in Kenya?

Institute for Science and International Security

Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
·         Peace and Security Council Report No 80 

Institute for the Study of War
·         Syria Situation Report: May 12 - 20, 2016

Institute of Development Studies (IDS)

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)

Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT)

International Crisis Group
·         Burundi: A Dangerous Third Term 

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Jamestown Foundation
·         Terrorism Monitor, May 16, 2016, v. 14, no. 10 
o    Radical Change: The Impact of Islamic State on Tunisia
o    Iran and its Cyber-Terrorism Strategies
o    Boko Haram: Two Years on Shekau and Buhari Still Face Pressure Over the Chibok Schoolgirls
o    Nigeria: Another Small Victory Against Boko Haram
o    Bangladesh: Recent Killings Raise Question of al-Qaeda Presence

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)

Korea Institute for National Unification

Lowy Institute for International Relations

Migration Policy Institute

National Security Archive

NATO Defense College

New America Foundation

Notre Europe - Institut Jacques Delors

Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

Office of the Director on National Intelligence (ODNI)

Oxford Research Group

Pakistan Institute of Legislative Development and Transparency
·         PILDAT Annual Report 2014 - 2015 

Pew Research Center

RAND Corporation

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE)

Small Wars Journal

Stimson Center

Transparency International

UK Parliament. House of Lords

US Institute of Peace (USIP)
·         The Current Situation in Libya 

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Wilson Center