Wiz-bang “open” government web sites are not bad ideas, quite the contrary I think they are very good ideas, I just think that the administration picked the wrong people to do the job.
Yes, I was quoted as saying that recently and I do not take it back.
Here’s the guy I dislike, the CIO of the USA, Vivek Kundra, note that his career starts on 9/11/2001 and that there are no entries previous to that:
And of course the article I originally read that detailed some of Mr. Kundra’s failings is “down for maintenance” so I had to find a cached version from Google:
The government approved and went ahead with this web site for $18M just for “rebuilding”, which might lead you to believe it wasn’t an entirely new website, and it isn’t, so what the heck is the $18M for?
And here’s who got the money:
This is a related site that has “tons” of freely available information on it but I hear a lot of negative things about it (admittedly things I can’t verify since I’m not a researcher):
OK, I’m going back to do some real work.