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Government Computer News: Still Seeking Common Sense, the Power User Logs Off

Nov 21, 2005, 23:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John McCormick)

"I've spent years in Washington and elsewhere and have concluded that lack of common sense is by far the greatest threat facing this country. The examples are seemingly endless.

"The procurement process can be so complex that new purchases may be several years behind the technology curve. Windows and Microsoft Office are the government standard, but free open-source alternatives are available that would save taxpayers millions every year. Do either of those things make sense...?"

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