Climatologists are predicting major flooding in the central and eastern United States. Continued drought in California will result in as many as 500,000 acres of farmland lying fallow this summer. What if government tried an “ounce of prevention” instead of just waiting to declare the inevitable state-of-emergency?
some climate scientists have predicted that warmer temperatures caused by atmospheric pollution (climate change) may result in a decrease of as much as 40 percent in the annual snow pack over the next 40 years. If these scientists are correct, the gap between California’s fresh water supply and water demand could be more than 50 percent by mid-century.
Drought is a cyclical natural event. Despite our best efforts, mankind has not been able to master “mother-nature”. The adverse effects of rain and snow, wind, earthquakes are not preventable – all we can do is try to mitigate the impacts. The statewide water crisis is man-made and it has many owners
ineffective, inefficient FDA bureaucratic bungling could result in authentic Chinese (cooked chicken) in your chicken salad it's an illustration of how our government operates daily – narrow bureaucratic silos of function, unaccountable and out-of-date. expensive, wasteful and dangerous
To get effective, efficient government we must improve the capability and capacity of government information technology teams at every level of government.
The mainstream media is still reporting the Affordable Health Care (ACA) Exchange Website is not working well. A website is like the shiny bright paint job on a new car on the showroom floor. The paint attracts the buyer’s attention but it doesn’t drive the car. OMG, beyond the shiny green paint – there isn’t even a complete design of the car
There is a troubling juxtaposition between the President pictured in the Situation Room during the Bin Laden raid and the absence of any evidence the President and his health care policy and technology team ever conducted an ACA milestone review. In the former, the President had no control over the roll-out and the latter he had absolute control of the roll-out
The purpose of the ACA Exchange is simple. Help Americans shop for health insurance. But spending $450 million dollars on an e-commerce application.reaches the level of criminality when the website does not even work! Out of ACA debacle must come a 21st century approach to government technology acquisition.
As a result - no vision, no goals, no plan = no budget. That is why we have seen Continuing Resolution after Continuing Resolution to “fund the government” without asking the question are we funding the right priorities, at the right level with the right resources? Unless we arrive at an adequate answer to that question, it is a sure prescription for national bankruptcy!
One hour to travel 5 miles? Yes, that’s what it takes during the typical rush hour gridlock on the surface streets or the freeways of Silicon Valley. That forecast is dead wrong. If urban planners cannot overcome the gridlock on our streets and highways, the Innovation Economy will relocate rather than accommodate.