intergovernmental relations


Senior Executive Service reform needed



Senior Executive Service reform needed
The National Academy of Public Administration recently published a book concerning the role of the Senior Executive Service (SES) nearly forty years after the SES was created. Building a 21st Century Senior Executive Service is the result of a November 2014 Brookings Institution summit that focused on modernizing the SES.… 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: One Day One Action One Goal



Featured Article: One Day One Action One Goal
Featured article: One Day One Action One Goal by Zurab Elzarov A wise man said that all great things start from small beginnings. Global partnership for effective cooperation can only be achieved when all actors at the grass-roots level share common goals and take united action on a daily basis.… Read More

Featured Article: The Army Interagency Experience at the Department of Commerce



Featured Article: The Army Interagency Experience at the Department of Commerce
Featured article: Outsider: The Army Interagency Experience at the Department of Commerce by Samuel T. Fuller A U.S. Army strategist’s core competency is the ability to take an executive-level concept and turn it into an order. This order will move or manage personnel, equipment, and effects between military formations in… Read More

Featured Article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships



Featured Article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships
Featured article: Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships by Thomas M. Kreutzer Most Americans know Okinawa only through the lens of history. Students of modern geopolitics, however, understand that in addition to being a tropical paradise the island plays host to members of the American military who honor the nation’s… 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

InterAgency Journal 6-4 (Fall 2015)



InterAgency Journal 6-4 (Fall 2015)
Inside this issue: Features The State Department: No Longer a Gatekeeper by Edward Marks The End of End State – Strategic Planning Process for the 21st Century by William J. Davis Five Lessons for Strengthening Interagency Relationships by Thomas Kreutzer The Use of Special Operations in Conflict Resolution: Assessing the… Read More

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.

Shapiro speaks on State-Defense cooperation



Shapiro speaks on State-Defense cooperation

Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Andrew J. Shapiro recently spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies about the new era in State-Defense cooperation. Shapiro spoke on State's efforts to improve interagency cooperation...