In the meantime, there are a couple of news stories on the site you should check out. The first is on our government's inability to get its act together in sharing terrorist-related information across agencies.
You would think that events leading up to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks four years ago would have been enough to light a fire under federal bureaucrats. But the General Accounting Office says the nation still lacks government-wide policies for how to use and share data across the 26 agencies involved in protecting the nation against terrorism.
This kind of foot dragging is inexcusable. The technology tools for integration and data sharing, analysis and reporting are all available. But it's up to the Bush administration to give it the priority needed to get the job done.
If administration officials need help in figuring out how to move quickly following a disaster, they may want to take a look at the insurance industry, which took a beating following Hurricane Katrina. With stockholders looking over its shoulder, the industry can't wait for an executive order to get the job done, so it's re-examining IT strategies and operations in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season.
Among the preparations are plans to improve predictive analysis tools, as well as adding mobile devices and network security.
Of course, there's no guarantee the insurance industry will do a better job than the government. If they fail, however, executives will be sent to the unemployment line a lot quicker than slow-moving civil servants.
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