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InterAgency Journal 3-3 (Summer 2012)



InterAgency Journal 3-3 (Summer 2012)

Inside this issue:  Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force, by Kevin L. Stafford; The Interagency Role in Conflict Prevention, by Kevin D. Stringer and Katie M. Sizemore; Interagency Collaboration by Design, by Alex J. Ryan ...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...

Simons Center Director Published in Foreign Service Journal



Simons Center Director Published in Foreign Service Journal

The Foreign Service Journal recently published an article co-authored by Simons Center Director Ted Strickler and CGSC Chief of Staff Jeffrey LaMoe. The article examined how the Army's professional education system develops leadership skills...

CCO hosts dialogue on combating crime-terror pipelines



CCO hosts dialogue on combating crime-terror pipelines

The U.S. Department of State recently hosted a dialogue on combating crime-terror pipelines. The event was hosted at the Center for Complex Operations in partnership with National Defense University and the Departments of State and Defense...

State, SOCOM partner to counter cyberterrorism



State, SOCOM partner to counter cyberterrorism

The State Department and United States Special Operations Command have undertaken a new counterterrorism mission that focuses on the relationships between organized crime, political or ideological extremism, and terrorism. The new mission includes countercyberterrorism efforts...

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...

Water partnership unites government agencies and NGOs



Water partnership unites government agencies and NGOs

On March 21, the State Department released a fact sheet detailing the establishment of the US Water Partnership (USWP). The USWP is a U.S.-based public-private partnership established to unite American expertise, knowledge, and resources to address water challenges around the world...

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...