Civil-Military Relations


Conference focuses on civ-mil relations



Conference focuses on civ-mil relations
Last month, the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) hosted an all-day conference focused on relations between the military and the civilian world. “Command Climate: The State of U.S. Civil-Military Relations” took place on May 23, with panelists representing the Department of Defense (DoD) and other U.S. government entities… Read More

Featured Article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies



Featured Article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies
Featured article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies by George K. Hughes Despite the continuous increase in operational tempo across the U.S. government, there has not been a proportional increase of resources. In fact, the level of uncertainty over resource availability in most departments and agencies continues to grow while they… Read More

Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency



Featured Article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency
Featured article: Trust and Networks in the Interagency by Nicole Alexander and Chad Thibodeau Interagency collaboration, integration, and information-sharing have been feverishly discussed and debated topics for decades. The events of September 11, 2001, only highlighted their importance. Since 9/11, the need for a shared vision and a synchronized plan… Read More

Reports examine DoD civilian deployment



Reports examine DoD civilian deployment
On June 9, RAND Corporation released two reports examining the deployment of Department of Defense (DoD) civilians. The full case study is included in Expeditionary Civilians: Creating a Viable Practice of Department of Defense Civilian Deployment, and while a shorter report, Expeditionary Civilians: Creating a Viable Practice of Civilian Deployment… Read More

USAID updates Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy



USAID updates Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy

Earlier this month, the U.S. Agency for International Development released their updated Civilian-Military Cooperation Policy. The updated policy builds on the 2008 policy, which established civilian-military cooperation as fundamental to a whole-of-government approach to contemporary national security challenges...

InterAgency Journal 5-1 (Winter 2014)



InterAgency Journal 5-1 (Winter 2014)

Inside this issue:  Adapting to Change: Strategic Turning Points and the CIA/DoD Relationship, by David Oakley; Everyone Else is They: A New Framework for Operational Culture, by Megan Kraushaar; The National Security Council Deputies Committee - Engine of the Policy Process, by Mark Wilcox …and much more.

Special Report: The Foreign Policy Advisor Program



Special Report: The Foreign Policy Advisor Program

The Simons Center recently published a special report that focuses on the role of the State Department Foreign Policy Advisor. The report follows a May 2013 conference sponsored by the Simons Center and the American Academy of Diplomacy...