whole-of-government


Featured Article: Interagency Leadership



Featured Article: Interagency Leadership
Featured article: Interagency Leadership by Duane M. Blackburn After they have proven themselves within their own organizations and find themselves working on a priority topic, federal employees will likely lead an interagency team. Unfortunately, the behaviors and mindset that have made them and their team members successful within their agency… Read More

Featured Article: NRO/NSA Synergy



Featured Article: NRO/NSA Synergy
Featured article: Whole-of-Government Teaming Through Collaborative Construction: NRO/NSA Synergy by Leilani DeWitt and Bob Dillinger Each member of the Nation’s Security Agency Community is defined by the distinct responsibilities, competencies, and capabilities it contributes to the national intelligence mission. The melding of the unique overhead information processing of the National… Read More

Featured Article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do



Featured Article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do
Featured article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do by David Eaton and Gus Otto The interagency concept is not a new paradigm, nor can it be considered the panacea to every problem set. Recent articles in the Simons Center’s InterAgency Journal explain well the considerable challenges present within… Read More

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

PKSOI students see whole-of-government efforts in Haiti



PKSOI students see whole-of-government efforts in Haiti
A group of students from the U.S. Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) recently traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti where they saw first-hand the ongoing recovery after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the county. While in Haiti, the PKSOI students had a front row seat to the whole-of-government… Read More

Rice speaks on whole-of-government approach against ISIL



Rice speaks on whole-of-government approach against ISIL
Last week, the President’s National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice, spoke on the whole-of-government strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) while addressing cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In her remarks, Rice spoke of a comprehensive strategy to combat ISIL… 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

FBI Cyber Division utilizes whole-of-government approach



FBI Cyber Division utilizes whole-of-government approach
FBI Cyber Division Section IV Chief Gerald Bessette was recently interviewed about actions agencies should take before and after a cyber breach. During the interview, Bessette discussed the Cyber Division’s place within the FBI, trends in cyber intrusions and breeches, and the differences between cyber investigations and traditional probes. Bessette… Read More

FEMA releases updated National Preparedness Goal



FEMA releases updated National Preparedness Goal
In September the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the updated National Preparedness Goal. The National Preparedness Goal defines what it means for the whole community to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including natural disasters, disease pandemics, chemical spills and other manmade hazards, terrorist attacks, and… Read More

President urges whole-of-government approach to U.N.



President urges whole-of-government approach to U.N.
On September 28, President Obama addressed the United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly, where he urged a whole-of-government approach to international dilemmas. The president’s remarks touched on several international issues, including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Iran Nuclear Pact, and Russia’s annexation of Crimea. President Obama… Read More