Simons Center News


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently signed agreements with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHSMA) to enhance information sharing among the agencies…

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The Simons Center announces the release of the Interagency Handbook for Transitions.  This handbook is intended to provide leaders across the interagency community with an overview of transition conditions and considerations to better prepare them for anticipating, planning, executing, and assessing transitions…

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On October 21 U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) visited the Simons Center at Fort Leavenworth.  The visit followed his remarks earlier in the week on the floor of the Senate…

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Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS) recognized the Simons Center in an October 18 statement delivered on the floor of the Senate.  In his remarks Senator Moran introduced the Simons Center, explaining its mission to improve coordination within U.S. government agencies…

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Joint Publication 3-07 provides doctrine for the conduct of stability operations during joint operations within the broader context of US Government efforts. It provides guidance for operating across the range of military operations to support US Government agencies, foreign governments, and intergovernmental organizations…

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The annual Angel Thunder exercise is sponsored by the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, and is the largest federal interagency exercise for personnel rescue and recovery.  Angel Thunder was founded in 2005 by former Air Force Rescue helicopter pilot Brett Hartnett, who describes the exercise as the “biggest bang for the buck in training dollars.”  The focus of Angel Thunder is saving lives…

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The Government Accountability Office released a report in July of this year detailing the need for common alignment of world regions among certain U.S. federal agencies.  The report, GAO-11-776R, came as a response to Section 1055 of the Ike Skelton National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011, which required an assessment of the need for common alignment of world regions in federal departments and agencies with international responsibilities…

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The July 2011 performance audit by the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) reports on U.S. efforts to improve the capacity of the Afghan government to regulate Afghanistan’s financial sector and to strengthen the controls U.S. agencies use to track U.S. funds in the Afghan economy…

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Joint Interagency Task Force–South (JIATF–South) is well known within the U.S. Government as the “gold standard” for interagency cooperation and intelligence fusion.  It is often cited as a model for whole-of-government problem-solving, and other national security organizations have tried to copy its approach and successes…

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Posted: September 21, 2011 by

The Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Faculty Writing Award…

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