Federal information technology officials discussed electronic government with their counterparts in industry, academia, and state, local and foreign governments last week at the E-Gov 2001 conference in Washington.
Above left, Dan Chenok, center, chief of information policy and technology at the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, speaks on a panel with Jerry Mechling, left, of Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Business and Nathaniel F. Wienecke, staff member of the House Government Reform Committee.
Above right, Rebecca Umberger of Information Builders Inc. of New York chats during a break with Henry T. Gibson III of the Postal Service, who spoke at one of the sessions.
Electronic government also was the subject of a recent Technology Excellence in Government seminar in Washington conducted by GCN.
Above, Edwin A. Levine, right, director of Florida's Department of Environmental Protection, makes a point to David LeDuc, manager of the Software and Information Industry Association.
Among the speakers were, top right, Gregory G. Carson, executive director of the IRS, and, bottom right, James E. Kasprzak, professor of systems management at the National Defense University's IRM College in Washington.
'I keep hearing
'integration via middleware, integration via middleware, integration via middleware.' This is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. It's absurd. It's a nitwit idea, but it's the conventional wisdom.'
'Oracle Corp. CEO Larry Ellison,
arguing for fewer, larger databases [Page 7]
'There wasn't a deadline to begin with.'
'Ken Nakata, a lawyer in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, on the Access Board's June 21 target
date for Section 508 accessibility compliance [Page 1]
'If you were to evaluate my career goals for
the past 27 years, the letters D-I-S-A weren't in them. But this isn't the old DISA.'
'Air Force Brig. Gen. Bernard K. Skoch, the Defense Information
Systems Agency's principal director for network services, at a Post Newsweek Tech Media Group
forum in Washington