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Apr 11 2010   12:27PM GMT

Overheard talking about the miltary and IT purchasing

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

We buy information technology the same way we buy weapons systems. We need to get away from buying applications and systems and buy services and capabilities. We should not care as much about the underlying technology, but rather what effect the service or capability will have.

John J. Garing, as quoted in Web 2.0, Military Style

John J. Garing is the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Director for Strategic Planning and Information. Prior to assuming this role, he was DISA’s Chief Information Officer. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) employs more than 6200 civilians and pays quite well.

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