City's mismanagement mess In 2009, the city: 1) moved assets located at
Now, the city's IT needs the infusion of
The city leased
The city scrapped a world-class telephone system needing minor upgrades. Why? The city's answer: replacement was cheaper. Staff provided estimates for telephone system upgrade costs for management who refused to provide system requirements, and who gave unrealistically short time lines - 1 day to design, and cost a citywide telephone system upgrade. The estimate was high to cover all possible requirements and potential errors/oversights caused by unrealistic line-lines to produce an estimate.
There are similar questions/issues for other IT systems. The money spent on the moving and upgrading the data center is now being thrown away. The data center is for all intent and purposes being abandoned.
The city's most experienced and knowledgeable network engineers lost their jobs during the projects' planning stages. Why? The city's answer: budget. Could it be the engineers were willing to speak up about waste and mismanagement?
From 1999 -2009, the network engineering staff installed, upgraded, and managed an award winning network, on a fraction of the money spent in 2009. A case study in mismanagement...
What about U.S. exceptionalism?
Is it exceptional that we stand by and watch our privacy rights being diminished on an almost daily basis?
Is it exceptional that our
Is it exceptional that America ranks in the middle of the pack in educating our young, while at the same time leads the league in imprisoning our citizens?
Is it exceptional that our astronauts have to wait in line, and then pay, to catch a ride on a Russian craft if they want to get into space?
Is it exceptional that we shout "Drill baby drill" or "Keep the coal fires burning", while we watch the oceans warm to the extent that is, perhaps, passing the tipping point in destroying a major part of our food supply, at the same time the Chinese are taking the lead in solar technology?
Is it exceptional that, in true spit-in-the-wind fashion, our
What is exceptional, is the indomitable, albeit reactionary, spirit of the American people. We saw it during the Great Depression, and
A point of hard fact
The Gazette is shirking its journalistic responsibility to the truth and its readers by printing without sidebar comments
In point of hard fact, it does not, and that was noted in the SCOTUS decision itself.
Half the truth is no better than a lie.
I was shocked to read that Sen.
City's mismanagement mess
In 2009, the city: 1) moved assets located at