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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Difficulties of OpenOffice are overblown

I have been using the new OpenOffice beta 2.0 for about a week now. I haven't had one serious difficulty. So I am a little alarmed when I see articles or remarks espousing how costly and difficult it would be to switch to an open source office suite.

September 26, 2005 by Ramon Padilla


FCC chief: First responders need mobile, wireless system

"When radio towers are knocked down, satellite communications may be the most effective means of communicating," FCC chair Martin said at a Senate hearing. "If we learned anything from Hurricane Katrina, it is that we cannot rely solely on terrestrial communications."

September 23, 2005 by ZDNet


Government on your cellphone?

A report by Juniper Research that streaming and broadcast video services to cellphones could be a $7 billion business by 2010 has PublicTechnology.net, a British website, wondering if this could mean an exciting new venue for e-government.

September 23, 2005 by ZDNet


EPA suffers from weak oversight

The Environmental Protection Agency is overpaying millions of dollars for IT projects due to weak oversight and lack of performance review, the agency's IG found.

September 22, 2005 by ZDNet