Many people have observed that the appropriations process often inadvertently makes information sharing difficult. By their very nature, information- sharing programs cut across agency boundaries, and those boundaries often cut across appropriations subcommittees. Such a fragmented view complicates the holistic approach information sharing requires.
Cooper, though, suggests a promising approach, one that works the system rather than trying to fix it.
Industry executives, who frequently lobby their representatives to support particular projects, ought to take to Capitol Hill on behalf of information-sharing programs, Cooper said. Many people dislike lobbying, seeing it as a source of much of the pork in the budget at the end of the appropriations process. But an essential element of lobbying is education.
Monday, July 11, 2005
Finding the path to information sharing
John Monroe, Federal Computer Week
Posted by Alice at 7/11/2005 10:56:00 PM