Rewind: Digging through the WT archives

Nov. 2, 1988: Complexities plague contractors

The complexity of the procurement system is convincing an increasing number of government contractors to concentrate solely on the commercial market, a top defense official complained.

The procurement system is still complex, but the current boost in federal IT spending is driving contractors in the other direction.

Nov. 19, 1992: Gore seen as real tech czar

Beyond the proposed Economic Security Council, a White House-level superstructure under vice-president-elect Al Gore will likely become the Clinton administration's vehicle to coordinate the government's many disparate technology programs, including those of the Defense Department, according to a key Clinton campaign executive.


So ... Mark Forman now has Gore's old job. Does this mean a presidential bid lies ahead for the Bush administration's associate director for information technology and e-government? Or will Forman simply settle for growing a beard?

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