"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..."
"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
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