InterAgency Papers


The InterAgency Paper (IAP) 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 research and scholarly papers on topics that 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. Research utilizes both primary and secondary sources. IAPs focus in-depth on an issue and reflect findings involving the cooperation, collaboration, and coordination among and between governmental departments, agencies, and offices.

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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IAP 5 (June 2011) Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities: Types, Rationales, Considerations



IAP 5 (June 2011) Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities: Types, Rationales, Considerations

by Frederick M. Kaiser

Interagency coordinative arrangements and activities—called for in public laws, executive orders, and administrative directives—appear to be growing in number, prominence, and proposals throughout virtually all individual policy areas and across-the-board. Underlying this growth are several developments...

IAP 4 (April 2011) Inception, Challenges, and Impact on S/CRS



IAP 4 (April 2011) Inception, Challenges, and Impact on S/CRS

by Major Jay Liddick and Dr. David A. Anderson

Like the post-9/11 Bush administration, the Obama administration must confront numerous security threats to U.S. national interests at home and abroad. The Obama administration, however, has the added challenge of a severe domestic economic recession. Amidst the economic quandary, President Obama and Congress must prudently go about the arduous task of determining how to best utilize U.S. resources to mitigate national security threats in a domestic environment demanding fiscal discipline.

IAP 3 (Jan 2011) Is a Sense of Community Vital to Interagency Coordination?



IAP 3 (Jan 2011) Is a Sense of Community Vital to Interagency Coordination?

by William J. Davis, Jr., Ph.D.

What causes a large group to operate in an efficient, effective, innovative manner? Is it the way it is organized, its executive structure, its mechanisms for gathering and disseminating information, its internal communications, its analytic capacity, its contributions from staff, its morale, or its sense of community?

IAP 2 (Nov 2010)- Principles, Mechanisms, and Practicalities for Interagency Operations



IAP 2 (Nov 2010)- Principles, Mechanisms, and Practicalities for Interagency Operations

by Nicholas H. Riegg

The military’s relatively new “full spectrum” approach to warfare emphasizes that military and other U.S. interagency partners must address the full gamut of needs of nations defeated in war or ravaged by natural or manmade catastrophes.