Chris Bronk

Chris Bronk

Chris Bronk is a research fellow at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and an adjunct instructor of computer science at Rice. He previously served as a Foreign Service Officer and was assigned to the State Department’s Office of eDiplomacy.

Computing is a service

Federal agencies don't need the headache of maintaining all that hardware and software. E-mail has become standardized and the delivery has been commoditized. The lesson: Get rid of your Exchange servers.

Creative destruction at work

Netbook computers can tell you a lot about where information technology is headed in the not-too-distant future. The days of big system, multiyear efforts to design and build new government IT applications are largely behind us.

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