Archive for the ‘InterAgency Essays (IAE)’ Category

IAE 14-01W Understanding Environmental Security and Climate Change

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

This essay analyzes the impacts of climate change on the security of the United States, and helps military, defense, and other national security professionals understand environmental security issues by explaining how environmental issues become national security issues…

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IAE 13-02W Interagency Planning Case Study: The Postal Model and Plan

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

This essay describes the process undertaken by the Department of Homeland Security and other agencies when developing and coordinating their portion of a plan to speed the delivery of antibiotics after a biological attack with anthrax…

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IAE 13-01W Twenty-First Century Governance: Ten Strategies for Success

Monday, June 10th, 2013

This essay presents ten strategies for working across traditional agency boundaries…

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IAE 12-03W The Sound of One Hand Clapping: The Expeditionary Imperative of Interagency Integration

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

This essay discusses the need for U.S. government agencies to develop a ground-level understanding and execution in its expeditionary interagency professionals in order to synchronize broader institutional reforms.  The author posits that the teams that have defined the expeditionary interagency since 9/11…

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IAE 12-02W Preventing Conflict: Interagency Village Stability Operations Model

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

This essay explores village stability operations (VSO) in Afghanistan as an “innovative, low-cost, and small footprint” method of achieving U.S. security objectives…

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IAE 12-01W Multilateralism and U.S. Interagency Economic Development Efforts

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

by David A. Anderson

This essay investigates collaboration among the U.S. interagency and multilateral development-promoting organizations, financial institutions, and initiatives. U.S. interagency collaboration and information sharing must take place among all U.S. agencies that assist in economic development…

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IAE 11-04W Preparing to Lead in 21st Century Diplomacy (Web-Exclusive)

Friday, October 7th, 2011

by Robert M. Beecroft

Ambassador Beecroft reviews the State Department’s 2010 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) and a 2011 report by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Stimson Center, both reports stress the importance of professional education and training for the United States Foreign Service, and state that professional education and training are essential to the overall performance of the U.S. Foreign Service if it is to lead an increasingly multi-agency foreign policy apparatus…

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

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

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…

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IAE 11-02 Expanding Chief of Mission Authority to Produce Unity of Effort

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

by Christopher Lamb and Edward Marks

In this essay we argue that the interagency integration problem can be rectified by expanding the President’s power to delegate a modified “chief of mission” authority similar to that granted ambassadors to oversee and direct the activities of employees from diverse government organizations working in a foreign country…

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IAE 11-01 Converging on Whole-of-Government Design

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

by Rick Swain

This paper argues that USAID and military problem-solving approaches are converging, and broadly understood techniques of design offer the best synthesis for achieving unity of effort in whole-of-government operations.

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