Request for public comments on the inter-agency anti-counterfeiting working group



Request for public comments on the inter-agency anti-counterfeiting working group

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



Presidential Study Directive aims to prevent mass attrocities and genocide

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...

IAE 11-03W Role of Information Management in Advancing Homeland Security (Web-Exclusive)



IAE 11-03W Role of Information Management in Advancing Homeland Security (Web-Exclusive)

by David T. Culkin

In an era of persistent threats to the homeland and constricted decision cycles, American policy makers must embrace information sharing if they are to protect the citizens and infrastructure of the United States. The key to advancing homeland security lies in managing information so efficiently and effectively that U.S. policy leaders rapidly acquire the understanding they need to make decisions...

IAP 5 (June 2011) Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities: Types, Rationales, Considerations



IAP 5 (June 2011) Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities: Types, Rationales, Considerations

by Frederick M. Kaiser

Interagency coordinative arrangements and activities—called for in public laws, executive orders, and administrative directives—appear to be growing in number, prominence, and proposals throughout virtually all individual policy areas and across-the-board. Underlying this growth are several developments...

Joint Special Operations University updates SOF Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual



Joint Special Operations University updates SOF Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual

Joint Special Operations University (JSOU) recently revised and republished its SOF Interagency Counterterrorism Reference Manual.  In the past, the manual has provided a valuable reference for JSOU students, SOF staff officers, and partners in the interagency process...

National Defense Authorization Act passed



National Defense Authorization Act passed

On May 10, the House Armed Services Committee favorably passed the National Defense Authorization Act for FY2013. The NDAA provides the authorities and structures necessary for funding the U.S. military, and includes authorities on interagency cooperation...