Many times overseas, military and State Department assets are involved in the same project. In times of disater, USAID, OFDA, Red Cross, etc. are also partners in helping people. There is always a money issue anytime we all come together. In times of crisis, the last thing anyone wants to worry about is "who's paying?" This also applies to steady state, times when we are not in crisis but trying to further our natioal interests. There needs to be a better way to have a common pot of money to so one account will pay for all our efforts. This can elimibate a lot of paperwork and would be more economical through better fiscal management and better use of manpower.