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
Musicians of Mars: Attaining Interagency Consensus on Perpetual War in Afghanistan
by Robert H. Gregory, Jr.
There is still a tendency in each separate unit… to be a one-handed puncher. By that I mean the rifleman wants to shoot, the tanker to charge, the artilleryman to fire…. That… Read More
U.S. Northern Command Counterterrorism Response Force Requirement
by Matthew D. Bartels
Nassim Nicholas Taleb introduced the theory of a “Black Swan” event in 2007. It is described “as an event in human history that was unprecedented and unexpected at the point in time it occurred; however, after evaluating… Read More
Filling the Gap: A Strategy to Harmonize Joint and Interagency Planning
by J. “Spyke” Szeredy
How can providing a new planning strategy exert influence, align objectives, and harmonize activities between the Joint and Interagency environments? A simplified strategy for the integration of planning across the joint (Department of… Read More
On December 5, Representative John Rutherford (R-FL) introduced to the House Homeland Security Committee a bill to authorize the participation in overseas interagency counterterrorism task forces of personnel of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The DHS Interagency Counterterrorism Task Force Act of 2017 amends Section 102 of the Homeland… Read More
On March 14, joint, interagency, and multinational sustainment experts gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Angkor Opening 2016. Angkor Opening is a weeklong tabletop exercise designed to build partnerships, interoperability, and readiness in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief port opening operations.
Army Major General Edward F. Dorman III, commander of… 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
Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is once again hosting the Angel Thunder exercise. Angel Thunder is the largest and most realistic joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise...
In late March, the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center was restructured to better serve the Nuclear Enterprise. The center has added two new directorates, including the Nuclear Technology and Interagency Directorate...
In February 2015, special agents from the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security led a large-scale, interagency operation focused on resolving passport and visa fraud cases...