Building a Foundational Understanding of Interagency Coordination
by Patrick Naughton
As the American military shifts from a counterinsurgency focus to one oriented on large scale combat operations (LSCO) against a peer-competitor and further develops the MultiDomain Operations (MDO) concept, interagency coordination will remain critical. As the largest ground… Read More
Why We Can’t All Just Get Along: Overcoming Personal Barriers to Inter-organizational Effectiveness
by William J. Davis, Jr.
DoD placed Pakistan and India in separate geographic combatant commands in order to foster U.S. military relationships with each country, given their history of tension and conflict. In contrast, State… Read More
Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa
by Robert Bennett
United States Army Africa (USARAF) executes over 400 activities annually valued at $2 million. These activities augment activities sponsored by other U.S. government, private charitable foundations, churches, and regional African organizations. The stated goals for these activities are complementary, but… Read More
Insights to Effective Interorganizational Coordination
by David Grambo, Barrett Smith and Richard W. Kokko
The Joint Staff J7, Joint Force Development, supports the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and contributes to the operational effectiveness of the joint force through the publication of focus papers containing… Read More
by Duane M. Blackburn
After they have proven themselves within their own organizations and find themselves working on a priority topic, federal employees will likely lead an interagency team. Unfortunately, the behaviors and mindset that have made them and their team members successful within their agency… Read More
On August 10, the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) released their draft Report on Strategic U.S. Government Engagement in International Standardization to Achieve U.S. Objectives for Cybersecurity. In 2014, NIST was tasked with collaborating with U.S. federal government agencies to ensure interagency coordination in “the development of international… Read More
In June, U.S. Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) hosted a
multi-agency exercise designed to simulate a whole-of-nation response to attacks on U.S. critical infrastructure. Cyber Guard brought together cyberspace and critical infrastructure operators and experts from more than 100 organizations… Read More
Inside this issue: Insights to Effective Interorganizational Coordination, David Grambo, Barrett Smith and Richard W. Kokko; Improving Interagency Coordination in Africa, Robert Bennett; There is No Silver Bullet and Other Lessons from Colombia, Stuart Lippe… and much more.
The IBM Center for The Business of Government recently published a report examining interagency coordination in Afghanistan. The author draws on interviews with ambassadors, generals, and other important figures, analyzing the interactions between U.S. civilian and military efforts in Afghanistan from 2001-2009...
The Government Accountability Office recently released a report assessing progress made in the whole-of-government Feed the Future food security initiative. The report, GAO-13-809, follows previous reports on the subject, which found that food security efforts were fragmented and uncoordinated...