David Gewirtz

David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

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Computer foulup slows SBA's Katrina relief

Small Business Administration has written only one check for Katrina emergency. SBA workers say the new computer system is causing paperwork that once took 30 minutes to process to now take hours

September 30, 2005 by ZDNet

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Recovery 2.0: Open source disaster recovery

People have been using the Web to help Katrina victims connect to loved ones, find shelter, etc. Government largely ignores these resources. How can a Web 2.0 approach to gathering diversity of information be used to improve disaster recovery in the future?

September 29, 2005 by ZDNet

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Federal sites improve in user satisfaction.

Even as netizens complain about FEMA's website requiring Internet Explorer to register for federal aid, the American Customer Satisfaction Index finds federal websites increasing in customer satisfaction.

September 28, 2005 by ZDNet

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Muni wireless a $700 million business

What's the size of the municipal wireless market? Esme Vos, who runs the great MuniWireless site, has released a study that project U.S. cities, towns and counties will spend nearly $700 million over the next three years. The market will enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 134 percent between 2004 and 2007 and will exceed $400 million by 2007, writes.

September 28, 2005 by ZDNet

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$100 laptops for kids in developing world

Nicholas Negroponte announced detailed specs for his $100 computer, and said that his nonprofit One Laptop per Child is in negotiations with five developing countries - Brazil, China, Thailand, Egypt and South Africa - to provide the machines.

September 28, 2005 by ZDNet

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Time for Web-based office apps?

Is this month's spat between Microsoft and Massachusetts of limited import? Richard Macmanus writes that the age of desktop office apps may be drawing to a close.

September 28, 2005 by ZDNet

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