Tag Archives: counterterrorism

John Kirby: DOD Global Posture Review Considers al-Qaida Threats in Africa

John Kirby

John Kirby, press secretary of the Pentagon, said the military will continue its counterterrorism efforts in Africa and other locations being pursued by al-Qaida, despite the end of U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Kirby said at a conference the Department of Defense continues to review if it has deployed the right amount of forces at specific areas across the globe.

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Lloyd Austin: US Capabilities to Strike, Track Global Threats Have Evolved Since 2001

Gen. Lloyd Austin

Lloyd Austin, secretary of the Department of Defense and a 2021 Wash100 Award winner, said he believes the U.S. is now safer than in 2001 given the capabilities it has acquired and developed when it comes to collecting, analyzing and tracking threats worldwide. Austin talked about evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, the counterterror war and his top priority.

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U.S. Completes Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan; Antony Blinken Quoted

Antony Blinken

Five U.S. C-17 military transport planes departed Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan late Monday, marking the completion of U.S. troop withdrawal and evacuation operations and the end of a 20-year war in the country. As part of the evacuation, approximately 123,000 individuals have been airlifted out of Afghanistan in the last two months, including about 6,000 U.S. citizens.

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DHS S&T Invests in Counterterrorism Research Under New Center of Excellence

DHS Science

The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology (DHS S&T) Directorate has earmarked $36.5 million to fund a 10-year research effort on counterterrorism technology and the security of crowded places. DHS plans to hold a webinar for the funding opportunity on Feb. 4th. Proposals for the initiative are due on March 10th.

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Retired Lt. Gen Michael Nagata Joins CACI to Improve National Security; John Mengucci Quoted

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Nagata of U.S. Army has been named a senior vice president and corporate strategic advisor (CSP) by CACI International to enhance the position of CACI’s national security related expertise and technology offerings, the company announced on Monday.

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Joshua Skule, Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence with the FBI, Announced as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 2019 Intel Summit on July 31st

Joshua Skule, executive assistant director of Intelligence for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), will be a keynote speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s 6th Annual Intel Summit on July 31st. Don’t wait to register for the summit right here

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DHS Unveils Terrorism, Violence Prevention Committee

The Department of Homeland Security created a committee to help respond to all forms of violence. The Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention will coordinate, follow through and use the agency's prevention activities including information sharing and law enforcement briefings to protect communities from potential threats, DHS said Friday.

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