With the Group of 8 Summit this weekend and President Obama’s address on food security today, we’ve heard a lot about the Administration’s food security policies that call for a shift from providing food relief to helping countries build their own agricultural sectors so they can feed themselves.[…]
While development has been on the G8 agenda for the past several years, the world financial crisis has taken precedence, pushing it aside. This year, development and food security are once again slated for the agenda as the Group of 8 meet on May 18 and 19 to discuss shared economic and strategic objectives. […]
Following a strong allocation from the Senate last week, the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday approved its 302(b) allocations for FY13, which impose troubling cuts to development and diplomacy programs. […]
A new Senate bill, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, reflects the reality that some of the most significant threats to U.S. national security cannot be combated through military engagement alone. This new legislation lays out a response that engages multiple agencies, including USAID and the State Department, to address the issues inherent with cybersecurity.
In today’s turbulent world, new Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, General Martin Dempsey, reinforced that today’s global threats cannot be solved by the military alone. […]
As he prepares to give his 2012 State of the Union address next week, President Obama returned to a proposal last week from his 2011 speech. To make the government leaner and more efficient, President Obama requested “fast track authority” to reorganize and consolidate agencies in the federal bureaucracy. […]