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:
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.
The Economic Adjustment Committee includes the following individuals, or their designees:
The IGA program also works with governors, mayors, state legislators, county officials, and governmental associations to identify challenges on the ground and implement strategies that best meet the specific needs in their state and region. There is rarely a “one size fits all” approach of how to support military bases, missions, and the defense industrial base. IGA works with our elected, public, and private sector partners across the nation to identify what they can do to support evolving national security imperatives.
Below are some of the other organizations that OLDCC’s IGA program works with:
For more information about the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation and the Intergovernmental Affairs program of assistance, please contact:
Mary Catherine Ott
Assistant Deputy Director for Federal Partner and External Engagement (Acting)