Boy, truer words was never spoke. Or wrote.
After almost 20 years in the government, another 10 on the receiving end of government ministrations before that, I've well and truly had enough of 'stovepiping'.
[Deputy Secretary of Commerce] Bodman told the gathering, "I will tell you, it is very hard for this government to have a vision on anything. We are totally stove-piped, and we live within these compartments. This is not by way of a complaint. This is not by way of an excuse. It is by way of a fact. The emphasis, duh, is mine.