Accession Number:

ADA478630

Title:

The Interagency Coordination Process: What We Can Do Now

Descriptive Note:

Strategy Research Project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-17

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The intent of the U.S. Governments interagency national security coordination process is to ensure national security issues are addressed in an organized, systematic, efficient, and effective manner. An emerging argument is for a Goldwater-Nichols-type law that would force government to improve the interagency coordination process. An initiative of this magnitude could take years to realize, may not be necessary, and cannot guarantee progress. In the absence of a congressional mandate, grass root initiatives for coordination should continue to be developed and implemented between the national security agencies. This paper will review ongoing initiatives to standardize the development of national security professionals, identify and review current programs designed to maximize the interagency coordination process, and make recommendations on how to improve interagency coordination.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Civil Defense
  • Military Intelligence
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE