Archive for January, 2012

State Department Announces Reorganization Changes

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Department of State recently established two new reorganization initiatives, the Bureau of Counterterrorism and the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights…

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New State/Defense Personnel Exchange Agreement Reached

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

On January 19 the Department of State announced a new agreement on the exchange of personnel between State and Defense. The agreement is intended to increase cooperation between the two agencies, and establishes the most significant formal exchange of personnel between the two departments in history…

IAE 12-01W Multilateralism and U.S. Interagency Economic Development Efforts

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

by David A. Anderson

This essay investigates collaboration among the U.S. interagency and multilateral development-promoting organizations, financial institutions, and initiatives. U.S. interagency collaboration and information sharing must take place among all U.S. agencies that assist in economic development…

Report Examines U.S. Civilian Operations Abroad

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

A recent report published by the Center for a New American Security examines the history of U.S. civilian operations abroad during the past 20 years and identifies several trends that are likely to affect future requirements…

White House Releases Government Reorganization Fact Sheet

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

In an effort to make U.S. government leaner, smarter and more consumer-friendly, the President has called on Congress to reinstate the authority to reorganize the government. The President’s first proposed use of that authority is consolidating six agencies into one more efficient department…

Report Examines New Strategic Guidance for DoD

Friday, January 13th, 2012

The Congressional Research Service has released a report that examines the new strategic guidance set forth by the Department of Defense. The report also poses questions about how the changes will be implemented and what effect the changes will make…

Panetta Releases New Strategic Guidance for DoD

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

On Jan. 5, 2012, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta released new strategic guidance for the Department of Defense to articulate priorities for a 21st century defense that would sustain U.S. global leadership and prepare for future challenges…

FEMA Suggests Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

A recent report by the FEMA presents a foundation for increasing individual preparedness and engaging with members of the community as vital partners in enhancing the resiliency and security of the nation through a Whole Community approach to emergency management…