You think the left hand and right hand at your organization doesn’t know what each other are doing? Imagine how much government agencies keep their information “close to the vest.” Territories, power and influence are magnified in the nation’s capital and make your organizational silos look like Lego blocks. Now, don’t you feel sorry for the people responsible for managing government IT departments?

We found this interesting topic on Government Computer News in their article, “Agencies don’t have to be like Vegas.” In the middle of the mystery and intrigue, an agency’s best practices in network management often gets locked up. This general inability of agencies to “talk” to each other results in no quick and efficient way to share that information across agencies in a time of crisis.

The technology exists to provide a safe, secure environment to share knowledge. The process and structure needs to be established and agreed upon, but it can happen.

Melody K. Smith       

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