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Entries in Interagency (2)

Thursday
Oct072010

New Interagency Reform Legislation

Via Small Wars Journal, we learn that Congressman Ike Skelton, Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, has introduced what has been called "groundbreaking" legislation to "overhaul interagency national security coordination."

 

According to SWJ, highlights include:


  • Creating a new interagency governance structure to develop interagency knowledge, skills, and experience among national security professionals;
  • Creating incentives for national security professionals to undertake-and their employing agencies to encourage-interagency education, training, and assignments;
  • Creating a consortium of colleges and universities to develop and offer consistent and effective interagency education and training opportunities; and
  • Requiring agencies to maintain staff levels to continue day-to-day functions and mission operations while national security professionals undertake professional education and training.


Click on the links to find the actual draft legisation, along with Chairman Skelton's speech introducing it, and a section-by-section summary of the bill.

 

Some additional info from Laura Hall, one of the best observers of stabilization operations, interagency issues, and "D3," can be found at the new Stimson Center blog: The Will and the Wallet.  Together with Jonathan M. Larkin she writes about some of the bills problems that could make it yet another unmet mandate.  It's worth a read.

 

Saturday
Jan302010

Great Moments in Interagency Cooperation

Via the guys at Coming Anarchy, who scored it from Bruce Schneier at his Schneier on Security blog:




Watch it until the end.