Within government, too, agencies are working better with one another. So is the federal government in its relations with states and localities. With a hand from Congress, the federal government is beginning to give these other levels of government the flexibility to spend federal resources in the most effective way.
By their very nature, though, organizations tend to grow red tape. Government is no different. By itself, each rule probably once made sense. It's the accumulation of them over time that grinds matters to a halt. To guard against it, government must adopt a ubiquitous vigilance.