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New directive addresses critical infrastructure security



New directive addresses critical infrastructure security

In February 2013, the White House released the Presidential Policy Directive on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience, which promotes unity of effort to strengthen and maintain secure and resilient critical infrastructure, and tasks government entities with securing critical infrastructure...

USAID, other agencies develop action plan on children in adversity



USAID, other agencies develop action plan on children in adversity

In December 2012, the U.S. Agency for International Development released its first-ever Action Plan on Children in Adversity. The plan calls for an interagency strategy to assist vulnerable children in low- and middle-income countries...

Senate reports on Interagency Personnel Rotation Act



Senate reports on Interagency Personnel Rotation Act

In November 2012, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs reported the Interagency Personnel Rotation Act of 2011 to Congress...

PKSOI releases mass atrocity prevention and response handbook



PKSOI releases mass atrocity prevention and response handbook

In March, the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute released its policy planning handbook on mass atrocity prevention and response operations.  The handbook was developed to aid in interagency policy making decisions dealing with mass atrocity and genocide situations...

Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances



Flournoy speaks on interagency imbalances

Former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy recently spoke at the Chairman's Forum at the Stimson Center in Washington, DC.  Flournoy discussed imbalances in interagency resourcing, the growth of interagency operations, the National Security structure, and public-private partnerships...

Water partnership unites government agencies and NGOs



Water partnership unites government agencies and NGOs

On March 21, the State Department released a fact sheet detailing the establishment of the US Water Partnership (USWP). The USWP is a U.S.-based public-private partnership established to unite American expertise, knowledge, and resources to address water challenges around the world...