Preparing For The Next Pandemic: Mobilizing And Integrating Responses Across The Government And The Private Sector

edited by H. R. McMaster, Noah Sheinbaum, Sammy Semwangu, Kennon Kincaid, Chelsea Berkey
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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The medical response to COVID-19 was hampered in speed and effectiveness by obstacles to effective coordination across federal agencies, between local, state, and federal governments, and among public and private-sector organizations. Drawing on interviews with practitioners and open-source research, this report describes those obstacles and recommends policies and actions to help overcome them and improve our nation’s response to this pandemic as well as future biomedical crises.

Preparing for the Next Pand... by Hoover Institution

About the Editors

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was the twenty-sixth assistant to the president for National Security Affairs.

Noah Sheinbaum is a cofounder of US Civilian Corps. Having led organizational change efforts across public and private sectors, he currently leads the Air and Space businesses for Rebellion Defense.

Sammy Semwangu is a cofounder of US Civilian Corps. With over a decade of experience in national security, he is the CEO of Bazze & Company.

Kennon Kincaid serves on the Board of US Civilian Corps. After working as a US diplomat and at Rocket Lab, Kincaid is now the chief operating officer at Odgers Berndtson (US).

Chelsea Berkey is chief of staff and research coordinator to H. R. McMaster at the Hoover Institution. She specializes in international security and received her master’s in international policy from Stanford University.