The Interagency Information Cooperative (IIC) was created from the Sustainable Forest Resources Act of 1995 (M.S. Chapter 89A.09). The overall mission of the IIC is to enhance the access and use of forest resources data in Minnesota. The following public organizations have representatives on the IIC: Minnesota Association of County Land Commissioners, United States Forest Service, Land Management Information Center, University of Minnesota, and Department of Natural Resources. The IIC Memorandum of Understanding was created in 1997, and goes into greater depth on the purposes, membership, and duties of the IIC.
Focus here is more on harmonization of data through metadata rather than computationally intensive work. However, it is boundary-spanning in that it is attempting to harmonize biological, geospatial, social science and other kinds of data.