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For Government
There will be a number of significant challenges in the coming years to meet the objectives outlined in NASA's Strategic Plan. The leveraging of resources internal and external to NASA will be an important factor in meeting these challenges. IPP actively seeks to leverage NASA resources through partnerships with academia, the private sector, and other government: federal, state, and local. The Innovative Partnerships Program, with its cross-agency, cross-discipline scope, and new initiatives such as the Seed Fund, is in a strong position to foster government interagency and inter-organization collaboration. IPP is a facilitator, bringing parties together and bridging communication gaps. IPP is also a catalyst and change agent, fostering new partnerships and demonstrating the effectiveness of new approaches and methods. Through these partnerships, NASA and other organizations can pool resources to advance mutual goals.