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ECCO Community

To better foster collaboration and communication, the Global ECCO community is designed to create various mechanisms and outlets for RDFP alumni - alongside the RDFP academic community and wider counter-terrorism community - to continue collaboration, education, networking and discussion. Global ECCO enables communication between members who may otherwise be isolated physically, and allows multiple community members to interact, facilitating collaboration and continuing education on critical security issues. It also helps to maintain a network of skilled operators with a wealth of expertise to share and to draw on.

The Combating Terrorism Exchange (CTX) is a quarterly peer-reviewed online journal that publishes firsthand accounts and analysis written by special operations personnel, as well as discussions of policy, trends, and operations written by government officials, researchers, CT professionals, and investigative journalists on five continents. The mission of CTX is to foster camaraderie within the CT community by giving its members a forum in which to share their knowledge, experience, and stories with peers from around the world.
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Game Center

Global ECCO has developed over 12 strategic gaming applications focused on counter-ideology, terrorist financing, cyber warfare, concepts of social network analysis, how terrorists use the internet and social media platforms and other various CT related topics.  The ECCO games developed can be thought of strategic, multiplayer games about war. They are computer adjuciated and available online from the website. Most of the games revolve around choosing actions or policies and dealing with consequences of those actions, all while the players opponent is doing the same.​​​​​

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CTAP

The Combating Terrorism Archives Project (CTAP) aims to collect and archive knowledge on military strategy, operations and tactics in today's wars between nations and networks. There are two main components to CTAP. The first is within the archives, members can listen to 5-10 minute interviews of international experts and operators who have been involved in areas of conflict.  The second component  available is the 30-60 minute Ted Talk style presentations and interviews from leading CT exerts about various CT projects and concepts​​​​​.
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RDFP Alumni Spotlight News 

* JSOU 

  • The Sovereign Challenge team recently hosted a Virtual Program: “Military Responsibilities in the Era of COVID-19” on 28-29 October 2020. You can view a recording of the program here
 
 
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RDFP Affiliated Schoolhouses and Institutions

Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS)
Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS)
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMCSS)
George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMCSS)
Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DILLS)
Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DILLS)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
Joint Special Operations University (JSOU)
National Defense University Africa Center for Strategic Studies
National Defense University Africa Center for Strategic Studies
National Defense University College of International Security Affairs (CISA)
National Defense University College of International Security Affairs (CISA)
National Defense University Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies
National Defense University Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies
Naval Postgraduate School
Naval Postgraduate School
Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC)
Special Operations Command Pacific (SOCPAC)

Additional Partners

United States Coast Guard (USCG)
 United States Coast Guard (USCG)
United States Army War College
United States Army War College
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)
NATO Special Operations School
NATO Special Operations School
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Defense Institute of Medical Operations (DIMO)
Defense Institute of Medical Operations (DIMO)