National Military Command Center (NMCC) - Global Security backgrounder. NMCC is located in the Joint Staff area of the Pentagon and responsible for generating Emergency Action Messages (EAMs) to launch control centers, nuclear submarines, recon aircraft and battlefield commanders worldwide.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) - One of the Department of Homeland Security's largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws and regulations, including immigration and drug laws.
MITRE - Manages federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs): one for the Department of Defense (known as the National Security Engineering Center), one for the Federal Aviation Administration (the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development), one for the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (the Center for Enterprise Modernization), one for the Department of Homeland Security (the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute), and one for the U.S. Courts (the Judiciary Engineering and Modernization Center). MITRE also has its own independent research and development program that explores new technologies and new uses of technologies to solve our sponsors' problems in the near-term and in the future.
Sanction Law - A resource for those seeking information on Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) U.S.-administered sanctions programs. This blog tracks the latest developments in the field of U.S. economic sanctions, offers commentary on their practical applications, and serves as a community for discussion on OFAC related matters.
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