April2011


Simons Center First Anniversary Report



Simons Center First Anniversary Report

Nearly 200 years ago Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on a journey of exploration and discovery into the vastness of the nation’s new territory acquired by the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.  The notes, observations and reports of their findings and discoveries along their route provided the most reliable description of the geography...

IAE 11-01 Converging on Whole-of-Government Design



IAE 11-01 Converging on Whole-of-Government Design

by Rick Swain

This paper argues that USAID and military problem-solving approaches are converging, and broadly understood techniques of design offer the best synthesis for achieving unity of effort in whole-of-government operations.

IAP 4 (April 2011) Inception, Challenges, and Impact on S/CRS



IAP 4 (April 2011) Inception, Challenges, and Impact on S/CRS

by Major Jay Liddick and Dr. David A. Anderson

Like the post-9/11 Bush administration, the Obama administration must confront numerous security threats to U.S. national interests at home and abroad. The Obama administration, however, has the added challenge of a severe domestic economic recession. Amidst the economic quandary, President Obama and Congress must prudently go about the arduous task of determining how to best utilize U.S. resources to mitigate national security threats in a domestic environment demanding fiscal discipline.

Announcing ‘call for papers’ for 2011 CGSC Faculty Interagency Writing Competition



Announcing ‘call for papers’ for 2011 CGSC Faculty Interagency Writing Competition

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (March 29, 2011) The CGSC Foundation’s Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation is conducting its second annual CGSC Faculty Interagency Writing Competition.  The deadline for the précis for papers in this year’s competition is April 15.  The deadline for submitting completed papers deadline is Sept. 1.