InterAgency Essays


The InterAgency Essay (IAE) series is published by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press for the Simons Center for Interagency Cooperation. The series is designed to provide an outlet for original essays on topics that stimulate professional discussion and further public understanding of the interagency aspects of national security and disaster response issues encountered at both the application and policy levels. Mainly written in first person narrative, IAEs strive to allow practitioners to recount their experiences and tell their stories.

The Simons Center is always looking for authors to contribute manuscripts reflecting their experience, study and insight. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their works after a review of the Simons Center Writer’s Submission Guidelines and the Simons Center Interagency Research Topics list. Manuscripts may be submitted online through the Contribute Content page or by contacting editor@thesimonscenter.org.

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



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

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...

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



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

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...