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Greta’s Links–2010 National Security Strategy

The White House has released the latest version of its National Security Strategy.  The text can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/national_security_strategy.pdf

 The White House Blog entry on the report is available at

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/05/27/a-blueprint-pursuing-world-we-seek

 The blog entry on the report says:

 The National Security Strategy is guided by a clear understanding of our increasingly interconnected world where the free flow of information, people and goods continues to accelerate at an unprecedented pace promising new opportunities while simultaneously posing challenges that no longer recognize borders: global networks of terrorists and criminals, threats in space and cyberspace, a degrading climate, and technologies with tremendous destructive power. The response systems and international architecture of the 20th century, designed for another time, are buckling under the weight of these new threats. Currently, these realities describe the world as it is.

 Throughout American history, we have risen to such moments of transition and faced new challenges head on to help shape a world of greater security and prosperity. The National Security Strategy is a blueprint for pursuing the world that we seek by outlining a strategy to rebuild our foundations, promote a just and sustainable international order, strengthen and integrate national capabilities, all while advancing American interests, security, prosperities, and universal values.

 From ensuring strong alliances, which are the foundation of U.S., regional and global security, to leveraging American leadership to encourage sustained international cooperation to address global issues, America has the tools to face the national security challenges of the 21st century while holding true to the universal values our nation has stood for since its founding.

 

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Greta’s LInks–National Security Strategy

The DNI has released its latest National Intelligence Strategy.  The report can be found directly at:

http://www.dni.gov/reports/2009_NIS.pdf  or from their main page  http://www.dni.gov/

 The related fact sheet can available at http://www.dni.gov/reports/2009_NIS_Fact_Sheet.pdf and the FAQ sheet is http://www.dni.gov/reports/2009_NIS_FAQ.pdf

 According to their press release, the strategy defines 4 IC-wide goals: enable wise national security policies, support national security actions, deliver top-notch capabilities, and operate as a team.  It also explains the IC objective and how they intend to accomplish them.

 The 6 “mission objectives” are: 1) Combat Violent Extremism; 2) Counter WMD Proliferation; 3) Provide Strategic Intelligence and Warning; 4) Integrate Counterintelligence capabilities; 5) Enhance Cybersecurity; and 6) Support Current Operations (ongoing U.S. diplomatic, military, and law enforcement operations).

 The 7 “enterprise objectives” are: 1) Enhance Community Mission Management; 2) Strengthen Partnerships; 3) Streamline Business Processes; 4) Improve Information Integration & Sharing; 5) Advance S&T/R&D; 6) Develop the Workforce; and 7) Improve Acquisition.

 

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