March2012


USAID Releases New Human Trafficking Policy



USAID Releases New Human Trafficking Policy

USAID released its new Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy in February 2012. The new policy lays the groundwork for USAID counter-trafficking in persons  programs and highlights the importance of partnerships with the State Department, DoD, and other stakeholders...

Flournoy Speaks on Interagency Imbalances



Flournoy Speaks on Interagency Imbalances

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy recently spoke at the Chairman's Forum at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.  Flournoy discussed imbalances in interagency resourcing, the growth of interagency operations, the National Security structure, and public-private partnerships...

Water Partnership Unites Government Agencies and NGOs



Water Partnership Unites Government Agencies and NGOs

On March 21, the State Department released a fact sheet detailing the establishment of the US Water Partnership (USWP). The USWP is a U.S.-based public-private partnership established to unite American expertise, knowledge, and resources to address water challenges around the world...

Agencies Participate in Nuclear Forensics Exercise



Agencies Participate in Nuclear Forensics Exercise

Participants from the U.S. military and multiple U.S. government agencies recently took part in Exercise Trinity Oak at Fort Gordon, GA.  The exercise took place from Feb. 24 to March 1, and trained interagency participants in nuclear forensics...

Report Evaluates State and Army Personnel Rotation Programs



Report Evaluates State and Army Personnel Rotation Programs

In March 2012 the GAO released a report evaluating the current conditions of interagency personnel rotation programs within the Department of State and the U.S. Army.  The report is a follow-up to a previous study that examined approaches that would help facilitate greater interagency cooperation...