Archive for December, 2011

More Oversight of Interagency Programs Needed

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

According to a new Government Accountability Office report, interagency programs would benefit from more Congressional oversight. The report also details the Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010, which calls for increased interagency cooperation as a way of achieving meaningful results…


Simons Center Progress Report for 2011

Monday, December 19th, 2011

People frequently ask why the Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation is located at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, instead of Washington, D.C…

Survey Reveals Necessity of Interagency Cooperation

Friday, December 16th, 2011

According to a recent survey, 65% of federal managers say budget pressures will increase the importance of interagency collaboration.  The survey revisted the idea of “smart power”…

Brownfield Encourages Interagency Cooperation in Narcotic Trafficking Efforts

Friday, December 16th, 2011

On December 15, William Brownfield, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, gave a statement before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs on the important steps that need to be taken in U.S. anti-narcotic trafficking efforts…

IAP 6 (December 2011) Active Inaction: Interagency Security Assistance to Egypt

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

This paper explores the relationship between the Egyptian military and U.S. security assistance forces, and examines long term U.S. interests in Egypt.  The author proposes a novel course of action, “active inaction,” as a method of addressing the U.S.-Egyptian security relationship…

Interagency Cooperative Efforts Contribute to Counterfeiting Crackdown

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

The domain names of 150 commercial websites have been seized as part of a federal law enforcement operation.  The seizure is a coordinated anti-counterfeiting effort of the Department of Justice, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement…