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Bureaucratic walls. Keeping one’s information hidden from associates. A stovepipe contains smoke to go in one direction, so stovepiping implies that one group is containing it’s information away from an other working group. Reviews of the 9/11 attack found that US government agencies had unique information, but did not share it with other offices of the government, thus allowing all of them to miss critical security risks.

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