Letter to the editor
I am writing in regard to your editorial, "A boost for techies." As the lead-in indicates, most federal IT workers
do feel like invisible pieces of furniture.
Why is it that management has such a hard time understanding that the
"program" and the "network" are one and the same? I do not believe that
the senior-level folks really don't get it. But it appears to be a mystery
to most senior-level folks on how to fix the problem.
Mr. Daniels' comments regarding the caliber of federal IT workers doesn't
sound like leadership to me. I guess there's some question as to the caliber
of leadership in government as well, because these problems never seem to
The last time I looked, we IT Neanderthals have managed to keep most
of the outdated, misaligned and stovepiped systems operational with minimal
and often contradictory guidance from on high. I wouldn't mind a head-to-head
comparison with the private sector IT Cro-Magnons.
Name withheld by request