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Both FIA and NRI are tasked with producing official statistics on the nation's natural resources, but do so with different definitions and metrics. This hampers our ability to talk about land-use change and conservation, and makes us look silly to boot.
Reverse the centralization of human resources and information management. People in centralized services are not accountable and do not know enough about what's going on in the unit where the need is. Centralization has not saved money; it's forced us to duplicate functions locally because the central services don't work well.