Monday, July 05, 2010

From the Department of Glaringly Obvious Headlines

"OMB, GSA hope fourth time is a charm for"

The two agencies (Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration) last Friday happily announced the fourth iteration of the website in an attempt to convince the peasantry that they really are competent at using tax dollars to create and maintain something that actually works.  Except that they really aren't:

"After multiple attempts to improve the search capabilities of the government's Web entry point over the last 10 years, GSA bought the use of Microsoft's Bing search engine and improved upon it."

Sounds like the Feds should have outsourced their technology modernization efforts in the first place.  Maybe they should now leave well enough alone and not try to "improve" something that already ably serves its intended purpose.

We can't wait to see how many years and dollars it's going to take for the Feds to realize that the same theory holds true for the health care industry as well.

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