Optimizing a U.S. Communications Strategy through Structure and Design
by Sharon Engelmeier
The endurance of Syria’s Assad regime, Russia’s defiant maneuvering in eastern Ukraine, and the Islamic State’s encroachment on Iraqi territory stand as staunch reminders to those within U.S. government strategic communication fields that they remain deficient… Read More
Megacities – Assessment Factors
by Gus Otto and AJ Besik
Looking around without seeing anyone; asking without being in earshot of someone; and walking in any direction without having to watch out for someone may indicate you are in a megacity. So what is a megacity? No one… Read More
In July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report assessing the effectiveness of emergency communications after the implementation of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PKEMRA). The PKEMRA was enacted to improve the federal government’s preparation for and response to disasters, including emergency communications.
GAO-16-681 examines … Read More
Security measures have been underway for months in preparation for Pope Francis’s first visit to the United States. Pope Francis will be visiting Washington, Philadelphia, and New York. These security preparations have involved the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the United States Secret Service, and multiple other federal and local… Read More
Inside this issue:
Demystifying the Interagency Process and Explaining
the Ambassador’s Role
by Ronald E. Neumann
Disrupting the Foreign Fighter Flow: Interdiction and Prosecution
by Jan Schwarzenberg
Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do
by David Eaton and Gus Otto
Whole-of-Government Teaming Through Collaborative
Construction: NRO/NSA Synergy
by… Read More
This essay presents ten strategies for working across traditional agency boundaries...
The State Department and United States Special Operations Command have undertaken a new counterterrorism mission that focuses on the relationships between organized crime, political or ideological extremism, and terrorism. The new mission includes countercyberterrorism efforts...