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In technology buying, US still stuck in last century

In an interview last month, Obama bemoaned systemic problems in big technology projects, saying that "our IT systems, how we purchase technology in the federal government, is cumbersome, complicated a

Michael D Shear & Annie Lowrey  |  WASHINGTON 

Four years after President Obama vowed to "dramatically reform the way we do business on contracts," the spectacular failure of the HealthCare.gov website has renewed calls for changes in how the government hires and manages private technology companies. But despite Obama's promises in the last two months to "leap into the 21st century," there is little evidence that the administration is moving quickly to pursue an overhaul of the current system in the coming year. Outside experts, members of Congress, technology executives and former government officials say ...

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First Published: Tue, December 24 2013. 00:10 IST
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