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Accession Number ADA592710
Title Enhancing Cross-Cultural Collaboration between DoD and VA.
Publication Date Apr 2012
Media Count 52p
Personal Author P. W. Picardo
Abstract The United States Government is facing an enormous budget deficit of over $1 trillion for a third straight year, and the call to streamline and cut spending is resonating. The need to improve performance and increase efficiency has forged an even greater effort to improve the relationship between the two largest government agencies: the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, after decades of collaboration between the DoD and the VA there remain significant challenges that need to be overcome to improve the partnership. Some of these challenges include a lack of unity of effort that would synchronize the organizations' diverse cultures, insufficient programs and policy implementation, inadequate oversight and accountability, and duplicative programs. This paper examines current DoD and VA collaboration efforts; reviews existing policies, procedures, and legislation; and identifies factors that may have impeded the collaboration process. The paper concludes by offering recommendations for a better future.
Keywords Accountability
Cross-cultural collaboration
Cultural differences
Department of defense
Department of veterans affairs
Information exchange
Interagency coordination
Medical services
Military personnel
Organizational realignment
Reform strategies
Veterans(Military personnel)

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92 - Behavior & Society
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
57E - Clinical Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research paper.
NTIS Issue Number 1412
Contract Number N/A

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