re: Government IT Can't Pass The Buck On Open Data
I enjoyed reading the article which highlights an all too common issue in workplace conflicts, lines of responsibility. It was enjoyable until I thought that your "argumentative" friend was perhaps only the vocal one among many others which were quietly in agreement with him. That this case, which you referred to local governments or municipalities, has also been discussed at the federal government level and should be seen in a larger context. I have also observed that the "delegating up" tactic of passing the buck is a two way street and works the other way (only the most recent case in point, IRS in the case of the department director's lack of participation in the congressional hearings). Keeping your pals happy appears to be an overriding objective at all levels which will probably never change as it is taught and reinforced in universities, fraternities and sororities nationwide.