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Interagency cooperative efforts contribute to counterfeiting crackdown



Interagency cooperative efforts contribute to counterfeiting crackdown

The domain names of 150 commercial websites have been seized as part of a federal law enforcement operation.  The seizure is a coordinated anti-counterfeiting effort of the Department of Justice, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Project on National Security Reform envisions transformed national security system



Project on National Security Reform envisions transformed national security system

The Project on National Security Reform envisions a collaborative, agile, and innovative system that would combine all elements of national strength, integrating intelligence, making timely and informed decisions, and taking decisive action.  A transformed national security system would be characterized by a broadened and re-balanced concept of national security...

National Security Reform Mid-Term Assessment addresses interagency issues



National Security Reform Mid-Term Assessment addresses interagency issues

The Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College recently published National Security Reform 2010: A Mid-Term Assessment.  The report is the result of a national security colloquium which focused on the need for advancing the research and study of national security reform...

EPA and DOT join U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Safety Center



EPA and DOT join U.S. Customs and Border Protection Import Safety Center

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently signed agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) to enhance information sharing among the agencies...

Joint Publication 3-07 sets doctrine for interorganizational coordination during stability operations



Joint Publication 3-07 sets doctrine for interorganizational coordination during stability operations

Joint Publication 3-07 provides doctrine for the conduct of stability operations during joint operations within the broader context of US Government efforts. It provides guidance for operating across the range of military operations to support US Government agencies, foreign governments, and intergovernmental organizations...

Angel Thunder exercise prepares agencies for rescue operations



Angel Thunder exercise prepares agencies for rescue operations

The annual Angel Thunder exercise is sponsored by the Air Force's Air Combat Command, and is the largest federal interagency exercise for personnel rescue and recovery.  Angel Thunder was founded in 2005 by former Air Force Rescue helicopter pilot Brett Hartnett, who describes the exercise as the "biggest bang for the buck in training dollars."  The focus of Angel Thunder is saving lives...

Report suggests alignment of federal agencies



Report suggests alignment of federal agencies

The Government Accountability Office released a report in July of this year detailing the need for common alignment of world regions among certain U.S. federal agencies.  The report, GAO-11-776R, came as a response to Section 1055 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, which required an assessment of the need for common alignment of world regions in federal departments and agencies with international responsibilities...

SIGAR audit reveals limited interagency coordination in Afghanistan reconstruction



SIGAR audit reveals limited interagency coordination in Afghanistan reconstruction

The July 2011 performance audit by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reports on U.S. efforts to improve the capacity of the Afghan government to regulate Afghanistan’s financial sector and to strengthen the controls U.S. agencies use to track U.S. funds in the Afghan economy...

Report details JIATF-South’s interagency success



Report details JIATF-South’s interagency success

Joint Interagency Task Force–South (JIATF–South) is well known within the U.S. Government as the “gold standard” for interagency cooperation and intelligence fusion.  It is often cited as a model for whole-of-government problem-solving, and other national security organizations have tried to copy its approach and successes...