In 2012 the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s called for learning the lessons of the past decade of United States (US) military operations. The Joint Staff subsequently commissioned the Decade of War study that determined interagency coordination was uneven due to inconsistent participation in planning, training, and operations; policy gaps; resources; and differences in organizational culture -overall, there was a lack of interagency “doctrine.” Similarly, the military was challenged in working with non-military entities such as non-governmental organizations that interact frequently with some elements of the interagency but less commonly with the military. In 2014, the Joint Staff sponsored as series of annual Interoragnizational Cooperation Days that resulted in workforce introduction, request for interagency participation in joint doctrine development, expanded participation with non-federal and non-US government (USG) entities, the publishing of the first USG Compendium for Interagency and Associated Terms, and the new Joint Guide for Interagency Doctrine. The following posted materials are intended to inform but in no way counter any other on-going engagement and cooperation by civilian or military entities to include those in the Joint Staff in their quest to improve interoperability with counterparts.
Joint Guide for Interagency Doctrine
USG Compendium of Interagency and Associated Terms (see DOD Terminology Program Web Page)
Interorganizational Cooperation Overview
The Department of Defense (DOD) participates in interorganizational coordination across a range of operations with each type of operation involving different communities of interest, structures, and authorities. A commitment to interorganizational coordination facilitates cooperation in areas of common interest and avoids or mitigates unintended consequences and recognizes that many external organizations can affect the joint force commanders' mission, and vice versa.
The United States Government Manual, 2017
The U.S. Government's Approach to Civilian Security - Focus on Campaign Activities JFQ 91, 2018
The U.S. Government's Approach to Economic Security - Focus on Campaign Activities JFQ 90, 2018
The U.S. Government's Approach to Environmental Security - Focus on Campaign Activities JFQ 89, 2018
The U.S. Government's Approach to Food Security - Focus on Campaign Activities JFQ 87, 2017
The U.S. Government's Approach to Health Security - Focus on Medical Campaign Activities JFQ 85, 2017
National Security Presidential Memorandum - 2
National Security Presidential Memorandum - 4
National Security Strategy, February 2015
National Strategy for Counterterrorism, June 2011
National Strategy for Homeland Security, October 2007
National Health Security Strategy, December 2009
National Response Framework, May 2013
National Disaster Recovery Framework, 2016
3D Planning Guide Diplomacy, Development, Defense, 31 July 2012
USG Strategic Plans
These documents are examples meant to provide better understanding USG organizations and depict their formal arrangements and relationships with DOD.
USDA MOA, Conduct of Forest Insect and Disease Suppression on Lands Administered by DOD, 1990