My last blog entry asking readers for story ideas drew several responses, including some great ideas which you can read and comment on in the entry below.
Several fit into the broad category of lessons learned. Topics include service-oriented architecture, managed services and digital certificate management. Another commenter wants us to go into more depth, a legitimate criticism and request. It is something we strive for.
One commenter, who declined to publicly post her thoughts, but did e-mail them directly to me had several suggestions. I wanted to throw one out for readers to chew on and comment.
This reader is predicting the death of governmentwide contracts. Her comment:
"GWAC/flex vehicle deaths ? This can't happen too soon. This buying method is one of the primary causes of such significant disjointed government IT efforts and lessened contractor (and agency) performance assessments because so many tasks are running through so many vehicles and little, if any, coordination & communication is happening between/within both agencies and vendors. It [is] actually impossible to watch out for possible OCIs and redundant efforts because tasks are issued & awarded with the speed of wind and typically hard-wired to the in-place contractor(s)."
Is she right? Would this be a good thing to happen? Submit comments here, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jun 04, 2008 at 7:22 PM