White House meets corporate CEOs for ideas on modernizing government
Because too many government information technology systems are rooted in the 1960s and ’70s, the White House is convening a conference today of 50 corporate chief executives with the hope of generating fresh ideas to help modernize government and improve efficiency.
Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients, who has spent 20 years in the private sector, said that “in my seven months as CPO it has become clear to me that one of the biggest challenges we face is the technology gap that exists between the public and private sectors.”
Phi Beta Iota: Despite the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) effort to find “common solutions,” the reality is that stove-pipe budgets and stove-pipe promotion systems produce stove-pipe minds. What OMB should be doing is creating a global skunk works to establish the open source trinity: free/open source software, open source intelligence, and open spectrum, amidst deep Multinational Engagement. Of course, DoD could do this on its own, if it really wanted to, through the Defesne Open Source Center and embedded Multinational Decision Support Center.