It may take a village to raise a child, as the saying goes, but it can take a whole society to keep a country secure.
The term “whole-of-government” has been popular since at least the early 2000s to describe a multidepartment, multiagency effort to gain an advantage or keep the nation secure. The term has been used, for example, to describe counterterrorism efforts.
MGySgt Scott Stalker, USMC, command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Space Command: It's not just multi-domain operations. It's all domains.#AFCEATechNet