By Sid Kaplan
Cross-agency collaboration is essential for effective strategic foresight. How can existing efforts be improved to achieve this goal?
Events of recent years and certainly those of today demonstrate that we live in a period of unprecedented uncertainty. From the federal government’s perspective it is clear that its decades-long structure of a web of stove-piped organizations, outdated decision-making procedures, and much of today’s strategic planning processes inhibit effective governance. These processes are often fragmented across agencies and when interagency collaboration does occur it often relies on informal, ad hoc or reactive efforts that are usually temporary and easily