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Intergovernmental Affairs Program

Contact Us

For more information about the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation and the Intergovernmental Affairs program of assistance, please contact:

Tara Butler
Assistant Deputy Director for Federal Partners and Intergovernmental Engagement
(703) 697-2074

Mary Catherine Ott
Assistant Deputy Director for Federal Partner and External Engagement
(703) 697-2130

National security requires a ‘Whole of Government’ approach.  DoD’s Federal agency partners, states, localities, non-profit groups, and the private sector play a critical role in mission readiness and economic security.  Supporting and protecting our nation’s defense activities and men and women in uniform goes far beyond the military fence line. 

To effectively and efficiently address the pressing and complex security challenges this nation faces, DoD must enlist the support of stakeholders at all levels of government and industry. A primary goal of this program is to assist states, counties, municipalities, regions, and other communities to foster cooperation with military installations to:

  • enhance the military mission;
  • achieve facility and infrastructure savings and reduced operating costs;
  • address encroachment and compatible land use issues;
  • support military families; and,
  • increase military, civilian, and industrial readiness and resiliency.

OLDCC’s Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) program is the foundation for the success of all our activities.  Our IGA program leverages, integrates, and amplifies the goals and activities of each OLDCC’s programs to ensure defense priorities benefit from the synergy created by a diverse and crosscutting set of stakeholders.  For instance, the Economic Adjustment Committee coordinates all our Federal partners on economic, workforce, manufacturing, environmental, and infrastructure challenges and opportunities to better the National Defense Strategy.