U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE: Middle East Security Still Critical to U.S.

Though the National Defense Strategy has shifted U.S. focus to China and Russia as near-peer competitors, North Korea and Iran as “rogue state actors,” and has also placed emphasis on counterterrorism as a priority, the Middle East is still going to be getting U.S. attention, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East said. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: DHS Determines that Conditions in Venezuela Threaten the Safety and Security of Passengers, Aircraft, and Crew, Requiring an Immediate Suspension of Air Transportation

Under 49 U.S.C. § 44907 Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan determined that conditions in Venezuela threaten the safety and security of passengers, aircraft, and crew, requiring an immediate suspension of all commercial passenger and cargo flights between the United States and Venezuela. Read More »

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR: Interior Improving Transparency and Accountability, Eliminating Waste & Fraud in Financial Assistance Programs

To ensure the responsible use of the $6 billion awarded in annual grants by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and increase accountability and transparency, the Department has entered into an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to modernize DOI’s financial assistance programs through HHS’s GrantSolutions platform. Read More »