Q2 Impact co-hosts New Frontiers in Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation (AM&E) event

On Friday, October 24, 2018, Q2 Impact partnered with the Professional Services Council and Berkeley Research Group to host an event to discuss implications of a 2017 DoD Policy directive which establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for conducting assessment, monitoring and evaluation (AM&E) in the area of security cooperation. The policy directive calls for collaborative evaluations across DoD components as well as with other USG Agencies and international partners to facilitate mutual learning and reduce cost.

The event included a keynote address by Mr. David A. Cate, the Director of Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and two discussion panels with AM&E experts from the U.S. government and industry practitioners from the Defense and Development spheres.


  • David Cate, Director, Assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation, Office of the Secretary of Defense


  • Rob Timm, Knowledge Team Program Lead for the Defense Government and Management Team, Center for Civil Military Relations at the Naval Postgraduate School
  • Todd Gobeille, Office of Security Assistance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Cindy Clapp-Wincek, former Director of the Office of Learning, Evaluation and Research, USAID
  • Matt Levinger, Research Professor of International Affairs; Director, National Security Studies Program; Program Director, Master of International Policy and Practice, George Washington University
  • Jefferson Marquis, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
  • Jennifer Cunningham, PhD, Defense Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton