January 16, 2010

YOU HAVE TO BREAK THE BAKER'S WINDOW TO HELP HIM:

Budget director blames old computers for ineffective government (Ian Swanson, 01/14/10, The Hill)

A big reason why the government is inefficient and ineffective is because Washington has outdated technology, with federal workers having better computers at home than in the office.

This startling admission came Thursday from Peter Orszag, who manages the federal bureaucracy for President Barack Obama.

The public is getting a bad return on its tax dollars because government workers are operating with outdated technologies, Orszag said in a statement that kicked off a summit between Obama and dozens of corporate CEOs.

“Twenty years ago, people who came to work in the federal government had better technology at work than at home,” said Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget. “Now that’s no longer the case.


Computer companies ought to be required to program in Y2K type glitches so that computers fail every three years or so.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 16, 2010 9:18 PM
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