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...
IAP 5 (June 2011) Interagency Collaborative Arrangements and Activities: Types, Rationales, Considerations
by Frederick M. Kaiser
Interagency coordinative arrangements and activities—called for in public laws, executive orders, and administrative directives—appear to be growing in number, prominence, and proposals throughout virtually all individual policy areas and across-the-board. Underlying this growth are several developments...
by William J. Davis, Jr., Ph.D.
What causes a large group to operate in an efficient, effective, innovative manner? Is it the way it is organized, its executive structure, its mechanisms for gathering and disseminating information, its internal communications, its analytic capacity, its contributions from staff, its morale, or its sense of community?
IAE 10-02 WE are the Interagency: Exercising a Comprehensive Approach to Crisis Action and Conflict Termination and Stabilization
by Major Edward Lee Bryan, U.S. Army &
Lieutenant Colonel David Pendall, U.S. Army
For years, the federal government has grappled with the question of how best to consolidate its response to a major crisis—that is, to share relevant information to create unity of purpose while preserving the operational effectiveness of each agency or component...