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Cross-Agency Efforts Help Manage Large-Scale Initiatives

Monday, December 24, 2012

A president's White House staff typically works with agencies to develop policy initiatives and getting them adopted. But once a policy is adopted, the lead for implementation is usually delegated to an operating agency.

This hierarchical model historically has been effective and will continue to work for targeted policy initiatives in areas where a single agency is clearly the exclusive agent for action, such as the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act by the Department of Educati


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