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State, USAID Launch Second QDDR

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

On April 22, the State Department announced the launch of its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. The QDDR focuses on human rights, democracy, and civilian security, and recognizes the importance of engaging diplomats and development experts…


Interagency Task Force Reports on Human Trafficking

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons recently released their progress report on combating trafficking in persons. The report reviews their ten strategic objectives and addresses efforts made to combat the trafficking of persons…


House Committee Sites Need for Better Information Sharing in Boston Marathon Report

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Last month, the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee released a bipartisan report detailing the timeline of last year’s Boston Marathon terrorist attack. The report makes recommendations for improving counterterrorism efforts in the future…


IAS-003 (April 2014) 9/11, Counterterrorism, and the Senior Interagency Strategy Team

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

This study examines the role of the National Counterterrorism Center’s Senior Interagency Strategy Team (SIST), which was assigned a key role in countering terrorism. This case study explains how and why the SIST failed to yield a real strategy for counterterrorism.


Interagency Cooperation Important to Border Security

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Last month, law enforcement professionals gathered in Phoenix, Arizona to take part in the Border Security Expo. The Expo included keynote addresses from high ranking representatives from several U.S. government agencies…


Army Pamphlet Calls for Interagency Partnerships

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Earlier this year, the Department of the Army released a pamphlet on the subject of engagement. The pamphlet includes a section which calls for Soldiers to be trained to work with host nation security forces, international government organizations, and interagency partners…


CSO Evaluates Two Years of Engagement

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Last week, the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations published a report detailing CSO’s efforts in its two years in existence. CSO was established in 2011 to improve the effectiveness and coherence of the U.S. government in conflict situations…


GAO Assesses State and USAID Contracting

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

In February 2014 the Government Accountability Office released a report assessing the progress made by the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development in addressing issues related to contingency operations…


InterAgency Journal 5-1 (Winter 2014)

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Inside this issue:  Adapting to Change: Strategic Turning Points and the CIA/DoD Relationship, by David Oakley; Everyone Else is They: A New Framework for Operational Culture, by Megan Kraushaar; The National Security Council Deputies Committee – Engine of the Policy Process, by Mark Wilcox …and much more.


IAP 12W (February 2014) Systems Theory and Military Leadership

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The author analyzes the methods of Lieutenant General David M. Rodriguez, Commander of International Security and Assistance Force Joint Command, to articulate his understanding and interventions in Afghanistan.