Tag: whole-of-government

Michael J.K. Kratsios, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and Acting Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, spoke with Nand Mulchandani, Acting Director of the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center at DoD, during a “Fireside Chat” on September 10. The chat was part of the 2020 Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Symposium and Exposition. […]

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Featured article: Radiological Nuclear Detection Task Force: A Real World Solution for a Real World Problem by Kevin L. Stafford President Barrack Obama’s signing of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8), National Preparedness, in March 2011 marked an evolutionary step in the development of a “secure and resilient nation.” However, building core preparedness capabilities and establishing capability […]

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Featured article: Lessons on Collaboration from Recent Conflicts: The Whole-of-Nation and Whole-of-Government Approaches in Action by Brett Doyle Attempts to bring peace and stability in conflict plagued areas have dominated the foreign policy of the United States. In the era of globalization, however, the U.S. is only a single player in an increasingly complex “maze” of organizations […]

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Featured article: Interagency Leadership by Duane M. Blackburn After they have proven themselves within their own organizations and find themselves working on a priority topic, federal employees will likely lead an interagency team. Unfortunately, the behaviors and mindset that have made them and their team members successful within their agency are often quite different from […]

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Featured article: Whole-of-Government Teaming Through Collaborative Construction: NRO/NSA Synergy by Leilani DeWitt and Bob Dillinger Each member of the Nation’s Security Agency Community is defined by the distinct responsibilities, competencies, and capabilities it contributes to the national intelligence mission. The melding of the unique overhead information processing of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) with the […]

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Featured article: Interagency: Nice to Talk About… Hard to Do by David Eaton and Gus Otto The interagency concept is not a new paradigm, nor can it be considered the panacea to every problem set. Recent articles in the Simons Center’s InterAgency Journal explain well the considerable challenges present within interagency operations and interagency education. Interagency briefs well. […]

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The National Academy of Public Administration recently published a book concerning the role of the Senior Executive Service (SES) nearly forty years after the SES was created. Building a 21st Century Senior Executive Service is the result of a November 2014 Brookings Institution summit that focused on modernizing the SES. The book is a collection of perspectives on […]

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A group of students from the U.S. Army War College’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) recently traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti where they saw first-hand the ongoing recovery after the 2010 earthquake that devastated the county. While in Haiti, the PKSOI students had a front row seat to the whole-of-government coordination required for long-term development efforts. […]

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Last week, the President’s National Security Advisor, Susan E. Rice, spoke on the whole-of-government strategy against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) while addressing cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In her remarks, Rice spoke of a comprehensive strategy to combat ISIL that includes all elements of U.S. power, […]

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In November, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released the 2016 National Counterintelligence Strategy of the United States of America. The new strategy updates previous versions, and lays out how the U.S. government will identify and disrupt foreign intelligence entity (FIE) threats. The strategy addresses counterintelligence concerns inside and outside of government, and builds on […]

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