After a year in the White House, looks like Obama is running out of excuses for his incompetence. He can blame George W. for only so long! He’s now blaming old computers for his ineffective governance. What’s next? The dog ate my homework?
~Steve (h/t Tom in NC!)
White House budget director blames old computers for ineffective government
By 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A big reason why the government is inefficient and ineffective is because Washington has outdated technology, with federal workers having better computers at home than in the office.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The public is getting a bad return on its tax dollars because government workers are operating with outdated technologies, Orszag said in a statement that kicked off a summit between Obama and dozens of corporate CEOs.
The White House release that included Orszag’s comments said one “specific source” of ineffective and inefficient government is the huge technology gap between the public and private sectors that results in billions of dollars in waste, slow and inadequate customer service and a lack of transparency about how dollars are spent. [This, from the most opaque nontransparent administration ever! LOL -Ed.]
Obama is meeting with CEOs to solicit their views on how to improve the federal government with new information technology.
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