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GovExec.com: Budget Chief Sees Improvement on Technology Front

May 28, 2003, 16:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maureen Sirhal)

"Reflecting on his final days director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mitch Daniels said the Bush administration's approach to managing information technology investments is succeeding...

"At the behest of consumer rights advocate Ralph Nader and the Consumer Project on Technology, Daniels and other OMB officials have been contemplating a move that could force federal agencies to purchase common software, such as word processors and graphics-presentation programs, to adhere to open standards.

"The move, according to the project's executive director, James Love, would boost competition for 'open source' software whose code is open to inspection and alteration by users and lower prices for the government..."

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