Grey the scientists get jobs and promotions and grant money from the politiicans the politicians get what politicians always want power.
All governments are eventually if not immediately about the Usurpation of power. It's what they have always done and will always do. The US does not have an efficient government. That is by design. Efficient governments are dangerous governments regarding the rights of their citizens.
What politicians generally mean when they state they wish to stream line government is that they haven't been able to use the current government sufficiently to liit the prospects of there opposition.
Sorry Evel. Sarcasm sometimes doesn't come across well in print...