In early 2011, senior leaders from across the U.S. interagency community participated in a discussion on how to overcome the "messy" transitions in which they so often struggled. This handbook is the result of those exchanges...
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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...
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...