President Obama--Technology + Efficiency Don't = Innovation

On President Obama’s blog, there’s a video of him talking about Efficiency and Innovation. Trouble is, there is little in the speech or the appointments of a new Chief Performance Officer and Chief Technology Officer that promises innovation. Indeed, as the previous appointment of a Chief Information Officer shows, the Obama administration is equating technological innovation with innovation and efficiency with improvement. Of course, in a Washington bureaucracy bloated with waste and corruption, technological and process innovation can save lots of money and improve the functioning of a great deal of government.

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