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Agency of the Future
When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, the response was considered a disaster for government. Communication between federal agencies and state and local responders broke down and many of the hurricane’s victims felt as if they had nowhere to turn.
Lessons were learned and a renewed focus on sharing data has allowed for better emergency response, but also lends an insight to the concept of unified government.
In a data-driven world, agencies can’t afford to go it alone anymore.
Read more on the benefits and complexities of government unifying across people, data and systems.