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Posted 04/11/2014 03:33:58 EDT
I wonder if information systems is included in Summers definition of infrastructure. Globe has done some nice coverage of 3 recent state efforts. They wasted $46M in an abortive attempt to moderniz more »
Posted 04/11/2014 03:27:30 EDT
There's yet another excellent book about the FBI by William Sullivan "The Bureau: My thirty years in Hoover's FBI." 30 years w FBI. Rose to #3 until Hoover fired him. Sullivan says he knew he was more »
Posted 04/11/2014 03:24:35 EDT
Hoover's been a law unto himself since the early 1920s. Obama has nothing to do with FBI malfiesance. Excellent new book: Matthew Cecil's "Hoover's FBI & the Fourth Estate." It'll give you a whole more »
Posted 03/16/2014 02:20:30 EDT
I saw the Canal in 1973. IMPRESSIVE!!!
Posted 03/14/2014 09:48:27 EDT
Wonderful description of Reagan's "toppling the Soviet empire" from Sergei Khrushchev (Nikita's son). "I think Ronald Reagan like man who hunt bear in wood & find dead bearâ¦ and brag to his friend more »
Posted 03/11/2014 02:02:16 EDT
No mention of United Fruit's local roots?
Posted 02/19/2014 07:08:17 EST
Please to understand that "dog" is "God" spelled backwards.
Posted 02/12/2014 10:52:20 EST
If they'd just used Big Data, we wouldn't have these problemsâ¦ right? <sarcasm>
Posted 02/12/2014 10:49:37 EST
@jkupie - > > "things get lost in the mail all the time". > Nonesense. USPS, despite the uncalled-for abuse it takes, looses very little mail. I cannot remember having lost a piece of mail in 50 more »
Posted 02/12/2014 10:47:11 EST
@red squirrel -
She was not a solid witness yesterday.
Posted 02/12/2014 10:46:00 EST
> state badly needs a staff of trained and talented IT specialists
Need internal skills in order to keep systems integrators on track.
Posted 02/12/2014 10:43:50 EST
@ecce h - And you can point to folks who're doing it significantly better? The difference with systems snafus in public sector is we learn about it. In private sector, they simply sweep $300M+ unde more »
Posted 02/09/2014 03:07:21 EST
Excellent new book on this broader topic.
Matthew Cecil's "Hoover's FBI & the Fourth Estate."
It'll give you entirely new insights into Hoover's PR machine.
Posted 02/02/2014 02:54:38 EST
Is it legal for organizations to DEMAND social security number for a credit check? Given the lack of data security why don't firms that need to establish credit viability request other information tha more »
Posted 02/02/2014 02:32:23 EST
F&T? Was it the one in a classic silver "AirStream" dinner? Enter at one end & leave by the other? Across from the really grungy T stop? I dimly remember some sort of dinner there in the 1980 period more »
Posted 01/25/2014 11:21:29 EST
How do we ween ourselves off military-industrial-congressional spending? WWII is over. When we have this military stuff sitting around people find ways to use it in ill-conceived warsâVietnam, Iraq, more »
Posted 09/28/2013 04:23:32 EDT
Get ready for lots more of such "glitches"âthat wonderful blameless euphamism the WSJ usesâsince there are many, many aging systems where the knowledge workers have been told to leave & no one rea more »
Posted 09/07/2013 01:49:59 EDT
Get ready for more "glitches" like this as the Retirement Brain Drain kicks in as Baby Boomers retire. Old systems are typically held together by SMEs (subject matter experts). Attempts to move fro more »
Posted 05/11/2013 11:48:17 EDT
And then there's the classic instruction to SAs: "Do NOT interview the suspect in the presence of his lawyer."
Gee... why would they object having the suspect's lawyer present?