Jay Hadley, a senior vice president at CGI Federal, said leaders from federal, state, municipal and tribal governments must carefully coordinate the implementation of environmental regulation systems to address climate change challenges.
He wrote in a piece GCN published Friday that coordination is essential to addressing technology challenges faced by partnerships between the Environmental Protection Agency, other federal entities and state and local governments due to coregulatory environment.
Hadley listed the keys to having effective coregulator collaboration, and one of it is early engagement with stakeholders across all partner organizations.
“Early understanding of objectives and a shared sense of value and buy-in across all stakeholders is critical to the adoption of any new environmental system,” he said.
Moreover, Hadley noted the importance of defining the roles, resources and responsibilities of each public sector organization involved in technology-driven regulation efforts.
According to him, EPA usually leads cooperative information technology development but must coordinate with broad co-regulatory partners to ensure all stakeholder requirements are met.
The SVP also advised organizations to clearly define use cases of implemented technologies and adopt flexible collaboration models.
“Tackling climate change requires continued cross-agency collaboration and the right enabling technologies. Taking these hallmarks of successful environmental collaboration into consideration, leaders across government will be positioned to work together more effectively.”