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By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Topic - Marisa Novobilski
Volunteers have pulled on their Santa hats and are answering phone lines and monitoring wall-size tracking screens as NORAD Tracks Santa begins its 57th annual goodwill mission.
Most of the thousands of children who call the annual Santa-tracking operation at a Colorado Air Force Base on Christmas Eve ask the usual questions: "Where's Santa, and when will he get here?"
NORAD wanted to set up a call center in Afghanistan but that proved too complex, she said.