Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Future of Government Data Centers
- The Future of IT: How CIOs Can Enable the Service-Oriented Enterprise
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
- Air Traffic Management Transformation Report
- Cloud First Report
- General Dynamics IT Enterprise Center
- Gov Cloud Minute
- Government in Technology Series
- Homeland Security Cybersecurity Market Report
- National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
- Technology Insights
- The Cyber Security Report
- The Next Generation Cyber Security Experts
Shows & Panels
Military review finds bias in Islamic course
Friday - 6/22/2012, 8:38pm EDT
Special to Federal News Radio
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in a recently completed review, found a series of institutional failures led the Joint Forces Staff College to allow the teaching of a biased course on Islam.
"The inquiry into the JFSC elective course, 'Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism,' concluded there were institutional failures in oversight and judgment, which allowed the JFSC course to be modified over time in a manner that ceased to include instruction on U.S. Combating Violent Extremism (CVE) policy or Counter-Terrorism (CT) strategy and to adopt a teaching methodology that portrayed Islam almost entirely in a negative way," said Marine Corps Col. Dave Lapan in the report.
Lapan said in an email to Federal News Radio that the review suggests several improvements to how the military develops courses.
"The inquiry recommends the course be redesigned to include aspects of U.S. policy and reduce its reliance on external instruction," he wrote. "It also recommends modifying JFSC processes for reviewing and approving course curricula while improving oversight of course electives."
The Joint Staff relieved the military instructor who taught the elective courses of his instructor duties.
The inquiry encourages the supervisory chain to review two civilian officials at JFSC. Disciplinary actions have not yet been filed against the civilian officials. A second military officer will receive administrative counseling, Lapan said.
The Joint Staff ordered the review after complaints from military college students came to light.
The organization also reviewed standards for approving course curricula, presentations and selecting qualified guest lecturers. Lapan said in the end the review found the approval protocols were adequate.
Taeja Smith is an intern at Federal News Radio