Strategic Multi-layer Assessment Report Card

February 2017 No Comments

Strategic Multi-layer Assessment (SMA) Report Card.

Author | Editor: Astorino-Courtois, A. (NSI, Inc).

Strategic Multi-Layer Assessment (SMA) provides planning support to Commands. SMA projects focus on complex operational imperatives requiring multi-agency, multi- disciplinary solutions that are NOT within core Service/Agency competency. SMA solutions and participants are sought across USG and beyond. SMA is accepted and synchronized by Joint Staff (JS/J-39) and executed by ASD(R&E)/EC&P/RRTO. SMA efforts are Coalition based and address mission areas spanning Counter-Terrorism; Counter-Insurgency; Countering Proliferation of WMD (State and non-State); Individual, State, and National-level Deterrence Assessment; and Strategic Global and Regional Assessments.

This report provides a scorecard of SMA project assessment results by geographical region: Middle East, Eurasia, Central and South Asia, Pacific, and Africa; as well as by global issue: Cyber, Deterrence, Counter-Terrorism, and Counter-WMD.

The SMA projects assessed include:

  • FY 07: Sudan Strategic Assessment (CENTCOM)
  • FY 08: WMD-T (SOCOM), Global Assessment of WMD-T (SOCOM/DTRA Cell established)
  • FY 09: Interagency LOE (STRATCOM)
  • FY 09: Deterrence (STRATCOM)
  • FY 09-10: Support to ISAF (Gens McChrystal/Flynn)
  • FY 11: Concepts and Analysis of Nuclear Stability – CANS (STRATCOM)
  • FY 12: Insights from Neurobiology on Influence and Extremism (Joint Staff J39)
  • FY 12-13: Strategic Short- and Long-term Stability in South Asia (CENTCOM/PACOM/STRATCOM)
  • FY 14: A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-method Approach to Leader Assessment at a Distance: The Case of Bashar al-Assad (JS)
  • FY 14: Megacities RSI (PACOM)
  • FY 14: Drivers of Conflict and Convergence in the Asia-Pacific Region in the
    Next 5-25 Years (PACOM)
  • FY 14: US Engagement Options in Sub-Saharan Africa (AFRICOM)
  • FY 14: The Dynamics of ISIL Success in Multi-method Assessment of ISIL
  • FY 15: Coordinator’s Mission Review (USSC)
  • FY 15: Looking Beyond ISIL: What Would the Region Look Like Beyond the Current Phase? (SOCCENT)
  • FY 15: Russia and NATO Post Putin: The Space Between Peace and War (EUCOM)
  • FY 16: Gray Zone Conflicts – Challenges and Opportunities (SOCOM)
  • FY 16: Counter Da’esh Messaging (USASOC)


Download Publication


Submit A Comment