Archive for March, 2012

Aging Air Tankers Undermine Interagency Efforts

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Recent reports have raised concerns about the U.S. Forest Service’s aging fleet of air tankers, which has dwindled to just 11 air tankers. The shrinking fleet may undermine interagency agreements…

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Staff Visits Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

On March 28, the staffs of the Simons Center and its parent organization the Command and General Staff College Foundation visited the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, KS…

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USAID Releases New Human Trafficking Policy

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

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…

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Flournoy Speaks on Interagency Imbalances

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

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…

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Water Partnership Unites Government Agencies and NGOs

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

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…

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Interagency Writing Competition Closes

Monday, March 19th, 2012

March 16 marked the close of the Arthur D. Simons Center’s 2012 interagency writing competition. The writing competition garnered attention around the globe, with submissions coming from Germany, Switzerland, and across the United States…

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Agencies Participate in Nuclear Forensics Exercise

Monday, March 19th, 2012

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…

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Report Evaluates State and Army Personnel Rotation Programs

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

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…

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Multi-Agency Centers Improve Export Control

Friday, March 9th, 2012

On March 7, 2012, the Obama Administration officially opened two new national, multi-agency centers to improve and streamline the U.S. Government export control system. The centers are a part of the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative…

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Report Examines Embassy Management

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

A report released by the Government Accountability Office appraises current administrative service costs incurred by the State Department’s overseas embassies…

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