Newspaper Article - The Washington Post

Getting Federal Agencies to Work Better—and Together

  • Tom Fox
| December 4, 2013

On Leadership

Q. What opportunities exist for the federal government to collaborate across boundaries?

A. From the U.S. Secret Service to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, federal agencies have long recognized that core missions require collaboration across boundaries. Today that's essential. In our digital world—and as connected as we are by air, sea, land and space—threat and opportunity move fast. The key to success is to foster networks, be alert to their data and move in time. As former speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once advised, "Make friends before you need them."...

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