strategy


CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel



CALL highlights lessons learned from State personnel
The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) recently published a new installment in their “News From The Front” series focused on the experiences of Department of State personnel in interagency operations. Leveraging the Interagency: Insights from the U.S. Department of State Leadership is a collection of articles related to U.S.… Read More

Featured Article: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative



Featured Article: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative
Featured article: Speak Smartly and Carry a Big Stick: Competing Successfully in the Global Narrative by Brian Anthony, Robert Lyons and Stuart Peebles “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far,” the 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt famously advised. Notwithstanding the wisdom of Teddy… Read More

Report focuses on DoD cybersecurity



Report focuses on DoD cybersecurity
Earlier this month the Atlantic Council published a report focusing on actions by an advanced cyber adversary. The report, Cyber and Deterrence: The Military-Civil Nexus In High-End Conflict, analyzes cyber’s role in deterrence and defense, specifically the military-civil nexus and the relationship between the Department of Defense (DoD), civil agencies,… Read More

Administration releases cybersecurity workforce strategy



Administration releases cybersecurity workforce strategy
Today the Obama Administration announced a new strategy to help agencies build the cybersecurity workforce. The Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy is designed to “grow the pipeline of highly skilled cybersecurity talent entering federal service” and to retain and invest in that talent. In a blog post announcing the Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy,… Read More

DoD official speaks on “culture of cybersecurity”



DoD official speaks on “culture of cybersecurity”
On June 22, Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security Thomas Atkin told members of the House Armed Services Committee that the Department of Defense (DoD) has made significant progress in implementing is cyber strategy. In his address, Atkin spoke of our increasingly interconnected world and… Read More

State, USAID release joint strategy for countering violent extremism



State, USAID release joint strategy for countering violent extremism
In May, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) released their Joint Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). The joint strategy builds on the foundation of the 2015 White House CVE Summit and provides a “roadmap” for U.S. CVE efforts. In his opening message for the… Read More

Report aims to prevent homegrown violent extremism



Report aims to prevent homegrown violent extremism
The Sanford School of Public Policy’s Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University recently published a report on the U.S. strategy to prevent homegrown violent extremism through community policing. The report focuses on how policing agencies can work with Muslim Americans and other communities to enhance public… Read More

GAO follows up on National Drug Control Strategy



GAO follows up on National Drug Control Strategy
A December report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has shown that little progress has been made on the 2010 National Drug Control Strategy since GAO’s last review in 2013. The 2010 strategy laid out seven goals for reducing illicit drug use by 2015, however GAO reported in 2013 that… Read More

2016 National Counterintelligence Strategy released



2016 National Counterintelligence Strategy released
In November, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released the 2016 National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America. The new strategy updates previous versions, and lays out how the U.S. government will identify and disrupt foreign intelligence entity (FIE) threats. The strategy addresses counterintelligence concerns inside and outside… 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