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U.S. Government Should Improve Ability To Engage With Private Sector, NGOs, CIA Director Says

Devex: CIA director: U.S. government will need to ‘overhaul’ how it engages with partners
“Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan used his appearance at Global Partnerships Week in Washington, D.C., on Monday to make the case for broader cooperation between security agencies and the aid and development community, both within government and among nongovernmental organizations and the private sector. Faced with unprecedented security challenges — from extremism to state failure — the United States may need to overhaul the government approach to engaging with outside groups and partners, he said. For the moment, Brennan noted that his ability to interact with the private sector and NGO community is limited. That’s something he’d like to change…” (Saldinger, 3/9).

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