When Susan Lawrence quit her waitressing job in her hometown of Ida Grove, Iowa, to enlist in the Army, smart phones and network-centric warfare were not part of the common vernacular.
Lawrence enlisted in what was then the Women’s Army Corps one week after her 18th birthday, specializing in home economics, typing and shorthand. Today, Lawrence is a lieutenant general and chief information officer of the Army overseeing a $10 billion information technology budget. Keep reading →
I recently was asked to comment about the evolution of XML for a story about what the Government Printing Office is doing in migrating data to XML — and about how APIs (Application Program Interfaces) can help get agencies extract data out of their systems using XML (extensible markup language)
It reminded me of a conversation I had with GPO managers about 15 years ago in which I advocated how XML would give them “author once — use many” capability that would stand the test of time and it has! Keep reading →