InterAgency News


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...

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...