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Friday, 13th January 2012

America's Civilian Operations Abroad: Understanding Past and Future Requirements

Source: Center for a New American Security

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America’s Civilian Operations Abroad: Understanding Past and Future Requirements ... examines the history of U.S. civilian operations abroad during the past 20 years and identifies several trends that are likely to affect future requirements.

[The authors] demonstrate in the report that U.S. civilian agencies have conducted dozens of operations every year, that the total number has increased over time and that there are good reasons to expect that pace will continue. Yet the costs of these operations have also grown substantially, and pressures to cut U.S. government spending will almost certainly reduce the resources available for these missions.

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Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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