Archive for August, 2011

InterAgency Journal 2-2 (Summer 2011)

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Inside this issue:  A Ticking Time Bomb, by Joseph I. Lieberman and Susan M. Collins; Swords and Plowshares: DoD and USAID on the Battlefield, by Quy H. Nguyen…and much more.


Request for Public Comments on the Inter-Agency Anti-Counterfeiting Working Group

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

The Federal Government is currently undertaking a significant effort to eliminate counterfeit products from the U.S. Government supply chain. In June 2010, Vice President Biden and White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, Victoria Espinel, announced the Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, laying out a coordinated government-wide approach to strengthening intellectual property enforcement and directing the establishment of an inter-agency working group…


Presidential Study Directive Aims to Prevent Mass Attrocities and Genocide

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Sixty-six years since the Holocaust and 17 years after Rwanda, the United States still lacks a comprehensive policy framework and a corresponding interagency mechanism for preventing and responding to mass atrocities and genocide.  This has left the United States ill prepared to engage early, proactively, and decisively to prevent threats from evolving into large-scale civilian atrocities…