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RECESS - Resource Competition, Environmental Security, and Stability. Bringing together more than 100 civilians and military officers from Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Services, the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, and other DoD Components, RECESS informs policy and strategy, breaks down silos, coordinates messaging, and promotes cooperation on environmental security and stability across DoD. RECESS also serves as a bridge to the Intelligence Community and key stakeholders in other U.S. Government departments and agencies, academia, think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and international organizations. Bringing together the talent, diverse perspectives, and knowledge of these communities can help to ensure that DoD has the necessary information, context, and insights to prepare for the growing security risks of global environmental change and instability. For more information, contact


The IC Environmental Security Working Group (ICESWG) is a grassroots organization and network operating under the sponsorship of the U.S. Civil Applications Committee, National Intelligence University, and National Intelligence Council Strategic Futures Group that promotes the provision, collaboration and coordination of environmental security-related intelligence and information between the intelligence, government and academic communities. ESWG Membership is limited to authorized government, military, and contractor personnel. Join the ESWG Pix Portal to learn more or email