Interagency S and T Collaboration: A Must to Meet Priority Goals

December 2016
Topics: Federal Transition, Presidential Transition, Government Transition
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GPS. The Internet. Port screening devices. Breakthrough innovation often occurs when one federal agency builds on the work of another. Yet chances for these types of breakthroughs are frequently missed, because the importance of developing and leading interagency science and technology (S&T) teams is often overlooked. By promoting information sharing and broader adoption while minimizing duplication of effort, these groups can be the Trump administration’s best chance of successfully meeting its technological innovation goals.

Note: Transition of power after a Presidential election is complicated; preparing the federal government for a seamless shift to a new administration is crucial to continuing important work on behalf of the American people. MITRE will inform this transition by sharing our insights and experiences with those involved in transition planning and with leaders in the next administration. Our recommendations derive from the ongoing, practical guidance we provide our federal agency sponsors as they face critical national challenges.

This paper is part of a collection provided to our government sponsors; it supports MITRE’s focus on assisting new administration and career civil service leaders through the transition and beyond to achieve results that matter. To view all the papers in the collection, use the "Federal Transition" link in Topics, above.


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