IA News


Former acting Administrator proud of USAID’s interagency accomplishments



Former acting Administrator proud of USAID’s interagency accomplishments
In a new interview, Wade Warren, former acting U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, discussed his 27 years at USAID. Current Administrator Mark Green spoke at Warren’s farewell, calling Warren a “walking encyclopedia of the agency, and crediting Warren with helping him understand USAID and its challenges. During the… Read More

Amb. McCarthy hosts “The General and the Ambassador” podcasts



Amb. McCarthy hosts “The General and the Ambassador” podcasts
Retired Ambassador Deborah McCarthy, the 2018 DACOR Visiting Professor of Diplomacy for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), is the host of a podcast series that promotes interagency cooperation. The podcast series titled “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” is produced by the American Academy of… Read More

President Trump visits JIATF-South



President Trump visits JIATF-South
On Thursday, April 19, President Donald J. Trump visited Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-South). He was joined by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen and other senior U.S. officials. JIATF-South, located in Key West, Florida, is a forward base responsible for the detection and monitoring of illicit trafficking to… Read More

USAID, State, DoD to release Stabilization Assistance Review



USAID, State, DoD to release Stabilization Assistance Review
An interagency review of U.S. government stabilization efforts is expected as early as this month. The Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) examines how the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of Defense (DoD) coordinate their diplomacy, aid, and military operations, primarily in Syria and Iraq. A State… Read More

DoD, agencies collaborate on space technology



DoD, agencies collaborate on space technology
The Pentagon, NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the National Reconnaissance Office have come together to contribute to a review of the defense industrial base. The four agencies make up a “space industrial base working group” that is examining how agencies could share space technology, collaborate on space-related acquisitions, and… Read More

Justice announces new cybersecurity task force



Justice announces new cybersecurity task force
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the creation of the Cyber-Digital Task Force on February 20. The new task force is a reflection of the Department of Justice’s commitment to confronting cyber threats, and will examine the department’s current cyber efforts as well as identify how federal law enforcement can more… Read More

Defense, intelligence communities partner for space defense



Defense, intelligence communities partner for space defense
The National Space Defense Center (NSDC) at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is now operating 24 hours a day with a staff of 230. The NSDC began as a concept in late 2015 with the establishment of the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center (JICSpOC). The NSDC focuses on threats… Read More

DoD releases FY 2019 Budget Proposal



DoD releases FY 2019 Budget Proposal
On February 12, President Trump submitted to Congress his proposed Department of Defense (DoD) budget for Fiscal Year 2019. The FY 2019 budget focuses on restoring and rebuilding America’s military, requesting $716 billion for national security, of which $686 billion is designated for DoD. The FY 2019 budget was developed… Read More