U.S. sues Lockheed Martin over alleged kickback scheme at nuclear cleanup site – From the Washington Post, 02/10/19. Oh, what fun we have at Hanford!
Lest we forget our legacy in failed IT systems, Robert N. Charette takes us for a survey of some special governmental IT failures. It is in the current IEEE Spectrum (02/07/19) and here
A good interview in the Guardian: We’ve dug ourselves a really deep hole’ – David Neiwert on the rise of the far right – it holds up well: “The current conservative movement has decided it no longer wishes to be part of a liberal democracy.” The principal reason, he thinks, is greed. “By the time … [Read more…]
24 ways to lead an anti-capitalist life
Another massive, expensive, and painful IT failure was reported in the IEEE Spectrum of 24-JAN-2018, this time, it was the MIDAS Unemployment system in Michigan. Not only did this system fail to deliver, its managers refused to admit that it failed. The system was to replace the legacy software used by the State of Michigan … [Read more…]
Well said, Rana Foroohar in the Sept. 27th NYT opinion piece which can be read here.