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
The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Press recently published a second volume focused on viewing operational planning through a joint, interagency, and multinational lens. The first volume was published in 2015.
Through the Joint, Interagency, and Multinational Lens: Linking the Strategic Environment and Operational Planning includes chapters… Read More
Last Friday marked the beginning of National Preparedness Month, a time where we are encouraged to focus on “readying ourselves for disasters, both natural and man-made.” The theme this year is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke stressed the importance of preparedness in… Read More
The End of End State – Strategic Planning Process for the 21st Century
by William J. Davis
The two quotes above are indicative of a cultural fault line that exists between national command authorities and senior military advisors over the decision to employ military force for matters of… Read More
Ethics Committee Model for Humanitarian Operations Planning
by Philip W. Ginder
Most hospitals and healthcare organizations have established ethics committees that deal with issues involving medical, ethical, and/or legal conflict or uncertainty. The Joint Commission, the accreditation body for the vast majority of hospitals and other ambulatory healthcare… Read More
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a memorandum on the implementation of a cybersecurity strategy for the federal civilian government. The Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) is the result of the Cybersecurity Sprint initiated by Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
The Cybersecurity Sprint was a… Read More
In late October, the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued the Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and Infrastructure Systems to help U.S. communities better withstand and recover from natural disasters and other hazards. The guide was developed by NIST with the help of specialists… 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
Inside this issue: Afghanistan Army Development: What Went Wrong, Tommy J. Tracy; The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government, Daniel R. Green; Interagency Challenges to Mitigating Threats and Safeguarding Liberties, Harry Phillips… and much more.
In July 2014, the FEMA released the Federal Interagency Operational Plans. The plans describe how the federal government aligns resources and delivers core capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal...