A recent report details efforts by the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Interior, and the Department of Agriculture to strengthen military readiness and protect the environment. The 2020 Sentinel Landscapes Accomplishment Report was published on August 26, and reviews projects carried out during fiscal year 2019.
According to… Read More
Defining “Surety” Within the Interagency
by Punna Khanna Hayes
The fundamental differences between nuclear weapons, chemical agents, and biological select agents and toxins (BSAT) and the different ways in which interagency personnel interact with these materials necessitate different variations in protocols for their handling. These differences and handling… Read More
The Looming Crisis in Afghan Local Government
by Daniel R. Green
While much of the debate about the war in Afghanistan focuses on troop levels and the pace of the drawdown, a similar reduction of the U.S. civilian interagency may have more far-reaching consequences. Although located primarily in… Read More
Securing the U.S. Food Supply: The Quintessential Interagency Task
by Cindy A. Landgren
The general public puts little thought into the vast, interconnected infrastructure that constitutes the fabric of life in the U.S. Nevertheless, large segments of that infrastructure are susceptible to failure—potentially even catastrophic failure—through both accidental… Read More
Closing the Barn Door: Interagency Approaches to Reduce Agroterrorism Threats
by David F. Grieco
Despite billions of dollars spent in the U.S. on national defense, one key area has been historically overlooked. In the twenty-first century, perhaps the greatest national security threat requiring careful interagency coordination is not… Read More
Inside this issue:
Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Interagency
by John Mark Mattox
Cape Ray Diplomacy: How a U.S. Merchant Vessel Took
Center Stage in Foreign Relations
by Chi K. Cheung
Improving the Intelligence Community’s Contribution to
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
by Timothy W. Fisher
Closing the… Read More
In early May, the Department of Defense hosted a multi-agency exercise to prepare agency experts to respond to home-grown terrorists and a nuclear incident...
Greg Delawie, State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, recently spoke about the need for partnerships in addressing biological threats and biodefense, including biological weapons and infectious disease...
Recent reports have raised concerns about the U.S. Forest Service's aging fleet of air tankers, which has dwindled to just 11 air tankers. The shrinking fleet may undermine interagency agreements...
by Karisha Kuypers, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and
Professor David A. Anderson, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College
To assist the nation in rebuilding its agricultural economy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided advisors who have worked on Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs). Based largely on their end-of-tour reports, this paper examines and evaluates the challenges, successes, and modes of interaction of USDA advisors with their PRT and Afghan colleagues and concludes with recommendations for the future.