Reston, VA, Is "Work The System" Central
Every big tech vendor and integrator going has set up shop in the D.C. area to "work the system," as this article puts it. In fact, Reston, VA, is a mini Silicon Valley that thrives on govenment tech contracts. I don't see it as a problem that there is a procurement process, procurement professionals or even vendors that are familiar with all of that. But if the process and the decisions are separated from the requirements and the people who have to make the system work -- as this story suggests -- that's a problem. There has to be accountability for decisions. That seems to be what's lacking here.