A Lesson of 9/11: Washington Can Work

Op-Ed
August 27, 2011
Zoe Baird Budinger and Jeffrey H. Smith
The Washington Post

Since 9/11, there has been a virtual reorganization of government, a new way of thinking that inspires reform in the way agencies, people, and technology collaborate and communicate. The “need-to-know” culture is being replaced by a “need-to-share” principle; information is increasingly decentralized and distributed. Informal and flexible groups of analysts from different parts of government and the private sector are able to work together and share expertise.

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