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White House announces strategy for mass Atrocity prevention and response



White House announces strategy for mass Atrocity prevention and response

The White House released the fact sheet for a comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities.  The strategy stems from an August 2011 Presidential Study Directive...

USAID releases new human trafficking policy



USAID releases new human trafficking policy

USAID released its new Counter-Trafficking in Persons Policy in February 2012. The new policy lays the groundwork for USAID counter-trafficking in persons  programs and highlights the importance of partnerships with the State Department, DoD, and other stakeholders...

Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances



Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy recently spoke at the Chairman's Forum at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.  Flournoy discussed imbalances in interagency resourcing, the growth of interagency operations, the National Security structure, and public-private partnerships...

Report evaluates State and Army personnel rotation programs



Report evaluates State and Army personnel rotation programs

In March 2012 the GAO released a report evaluating the current conditions of interagency personnel rotation programs within the Department of State and the U.S. Army.  The report is a follow-up to a previous study that examined approaches that would help facilitate greater interagency cooperation...

InterAgency Journal 3-1 (Winter 2012)



InterAgency Journal 3-1 (Winter 2012)

Inside this issue:  The Need for Interagency Reform: Congressional Perspective and Efforts, by Geoffrey C. Davis and John F. Tierney; Implementing the QDDR, by Edward Marks and Christopher Lamb...and much more.

USAID office change reflects interagency focus



USAID office change reflects interagency focus

The U.S. Agency for International Development announced recently that it will be changing the name of the Office of Military Affairs to the Office of Civilian Military Cooperation. This change reflects the office’s evolving role in facilitating civilian-military cooperation...

New State/Defense personnel exchange agreement reached



New State/Defense personnel exchange agreement reached

On January 19 the Department of State announced a new agreement on the exchange of personnel between State and Defense. The agreement is intended to increase cooperation between the two agencies, and establishes the most significant formal exchange of personnel between the two departments in history...