If Government IT requirements are not driving the tech train, what can be done?
Not too long ago, the government drove the information technology (IT) narrative for computing and telecommunicaitons. There are many examples:
- Lease and use of the Hollerith punchcard system for the Cenus of the United States of America. This legitimized the use of technology to improve business activities.
- The “first” all-electronic computer (albeit without stored programs) the ENIAC. Funded by the government to speed ballistics calculations. This mainstreamed the idea of digital computation
- The purchase of the first Univac computer for the US Census Bureau (one...