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How Congress lost its tech groove at the corner of CitiBank and a fruit basket

Congress, as an institution, doesn't appear to have the technological skills and knowledge to ask the right questions when it comes to increasingly complex agency IT programs. The congressionally-chartered Office of Technology Assessment was defunded in the mid-1990s and former staffers say its absence is sorely felt today. Many people say the time is right for a reboot of the OTA. This article is part of the Federal News Radio special report, A New Era in Technology.

Tags: Congress , A New Era in Technology , Jack Gibbons , Lorelei Kelly , Office of Technology Assessment , Peter Blair , National Academies of Science , Peter Johnson , technology , Rush Holt , GAO

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