By facilitating collaboration among mission agencies and government research organizations, it may be possible to address areas of shared concern, such as security, more effectively. Cross-agency attention is evident in OMB, the federal Chief Information Officers Council, and in congressional activity, but it has only infrequently translated into long-lived relationships being established to do research or to undertake prototyping studies. Details of various program-management strategies are provided in Chapter 4 of this report.



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