22 October 2013

Why is the US Government so inept at tech?

It's a good question. It's certainly not a lack of money--too much money, if fact, may be part of the problem, along with the bidding/contracting process--from the NSA to Obamacare's multimillion dollar website FAIL, here's one word that describes the US Government tech: "pathetic" . . . 

Why Government Tech Is So Poor - WSJ.com: " . . . In consumer tech, performance matters. When things go wrong, customers balk, investors flee, and heads roll. In the government, despite several attempts at reform, few of these consequences seem to apply. Isn't it time that changed? Healthcare.gov—which has been described as a failure by many experts, including supporters of the health law—is only the latest in a series of faulty, overpriced governmental tech launches during administrations of both parties. . . ." (read more at link above)

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