On April 10, Republican Senator Mitt Romney and Democrat Chris Murphy introduced a bill establishing a Global Health Security Interagency Review Council. Similar legislation passed the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee in March. Romney and Murphy's bill reaffirms the country's commitment to global health amid the coronavirus crisis.
The National Security Council Deputies Committee Engine of the Policy Process
by Mark Wilcox
“They are a hugely influential group of public officials that most of the public knows very little about. ”
-John Norris, CEO of the Enough Project
Action by the agencies of the United States… Read More
Demystifying the Interagency Process and Explaining the Ambassador’s Role
by Ronald E. Neumann
This article is designed to be an introduction to the interagency process and its application in the field for those unfamiliar with the subject.
One great obstacle to understanding the interagency process is the tendency,… Read More
Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that the U.S. would conduct a “comprehensive review” of it policy toward Iran. The interagency review will assess whether sanctions suspensions related to the deal are vital to U.S. security interests.
Tillerson noted that while Iran is in compliance with the 2015… Read More
The End of End State – Strategic Planning Process for the 21st Century
by William J. Davis
The two quotes above are indicative of a cultural fault line that exists between national command authorities and senior military advisors over the decision to employ military force for matters of… Read More
In June, the Atlantic Council published a report on the organization and performance of the National Security Council (NSC) system. The report provides insight and advice intended to help the next administration build an effective national security structure and clear up “strategic confusion.”
The report is the result of multiple… Read More
The State Department has announced that they will host a series of working discussions to encourage private-public partnerships to combat the Zika virus on July 13. The event will bring together over 100 participants from the government and the private sector, and will be lead by senior representatives from the… Read More
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a memorandum on the implementation of a cybersecurity strategy for the federal civilian government. The Cybersecurity Strategy and Implementation Plan (CSIP) is the result of the Cybersecurity Sprint initiated by Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.
The Cybersecurity Sprint was a… Read More
Inside this issue: Adapting to Change: Strategic Turning Points and the CIA/DoD Relationship, by David Oakley; Everyone Else is They: A New Framework for Operational Culture, by Megan Kraushaar; The National Security Council Deputies Committee - Engine of the Policy Process, by Mark Wilcox …and much more.