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Academy Fellow G. Edward DeSeve recently wrote a piece for Government Executive, “We Should All Be Rooting for the Infrastructure Implementation Task Force.” Drawing on lessons learned while serving as Special Advisor to President Obama for Recovery Implementation (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009), DeSeve applauds creation of the Task Force. He also emphasizes some of the principles behind establishment of the Center for Intergovernmental Partnerships, calling on the task force to “actively work to see that state, local, tribal and territorial governments are adequately organized to receive and account for funds. This means examining where initiatives already exist and where bottlenecks, such as reporting requirements and other administrative matters, may make application for funds difficult.”