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Massachusetts Political Battle Gets Ugly

Nov 28, 2005, 12:15 (3 Talkback[s])

The Boston Globe: Romney Administration Reviewing Trips Made By Technology Chief

[ Thanks to Jonathan M. Prigot for this link. ]

"The Romney administration has launched a review of several out-of-state trips that its top technology officer took to conferences sponsored in part by companies who stand to benefit from a change in computer software used by the state.

"Peter J. Quinn, director of the state's Informational Technology Division and its chief information officer, has traveled to 12 out-of-state conferences in the last two years, visiting Brazil, Ottawa, San Francisco, Japan, Puerto Rico, and other locations, records show. Most of the conferences were sponsored by technology and information companies..."

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ConsortiumInfo: City on a Hill or Tammany Hall?

[ Thanks to Andy Updegrove for this link. ]

"Recently I contributed an op/ed piece to Mass High Tech, a regional technology business magazine, called 'State House: City on a Hill or Tammany Hall?' The subject was the amendment introduced into the Massachusetts Senate that would, if passed, deprive Peter Quinn's Information Technology Department (ITD) of its ability to set prudent technology rules for the Executive Agencies of the Commonwealth. I also blogged on this a number of times, most pointedly in a piece called A Nasty Little Turf Battle (Massachusetts Style)..."

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