InterAgency Papers

The InterAgency Paper (IAP) series is published by the Command and General Staff College Foundation Press for the Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation. The series is designed to provide an outlet for original research and scholarly papers on topics that will stimulate professional discussion and contribute to a better understanding of the interagency aspects of topics including national security, counterterrorism, stabilization and reconstruction operations, and disaster preparation and response encountered at the tactical and operational levels.

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, the Simons Center’s Style Guide, and the Simons Center Interagency Research Topics list. Manuscripts may be submitted online through the Contribute Content page.

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IAP no. 16W - June 2015

IAP 16W (June 2015) Losing Lessons at the Water’s Edge

This paper seeks to demonstrate the utility of the domestic emergency response model for complex stability operations. The analysis in this paper will demonstrate that the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and National Response Framework (NRF) doctrine for interagency management of domestic contingency operations is far more advanced than the parallel efforts of foreign policy civilians to manage the interagency in foreign contingency operations.

IAP no. 15W

IAP 15W (January 2015) Embracing the Interagency Implications of a Changing National Security Strategy

This paper examines the criticality of Army-interagency collaboration and assess the Army’s readiness to effectively engage and leverage the interagency. It discusses existing guidance and illustrate the need for a more clearly-articulated Army interagency strategy.

IAP no. 14W - November 2014

IAP 14W (November 2014) Strategic Approach to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

This paper looks at the disjointed efforts, a lack of understanding, and limited motivation to participate that characterize the current state of affairs on combating transnational organized crime, and examines approaches to better address this issue. The authors discuss whole-of-government and partner-nation efforts to combat transnational organized crime.