CARB’s approval was a big step forward for Steve Ballmer, but potentially a big step backwards for the nation’s toughest carbon pollution reduction goals.
Steve Ballmer — the 15th Richest Person in the World — Appears to Be Attempting to Crash Through the Nation’s Toughest Standards to Address Climate Change
The old-school definition of Freedom of Information means that the public has a right to most documents that are created by officials whose work and salaries are paid by taxpayers. A newer version, it seems, means that public officials have the obligation to protect a government agency from possible embarrassment by hiding documents.
Some expressed dismay. Others anger. The names of others just disappeared. They include six medical doctors, two professors and a nurse. One of the physicians is listed as a co-chair but has been dead for 20 months.
Says PADS Founder Dr. Robert Campbell: “Big Pharma does something really special. What we have to do is that when they do something special, they get paid for it.”
Spend Matters aggressively defended Ivalua after our analysis of how NYC is paying 340 times more per agency for custom-built eProcurement software than Dallas paid for off the shelf software. When one finally discovers its Client Disclosures page, Ivalua is in a list of companies that are Spend Matters clients.
He denies conflicts while his procurement trade publication Spend Matters cheered the company embroiled in a growing New York City eProcurement contract scandal.
New York City’s costs are approaching $50 million to custom-build an eProcurement system when the City of Dallas got one for less than $50,000. Spend Matter’s full-throated defense of the Big Apple boondoggle caused us to take a look at the influential industry website itself. We were surprised at what we learned.
Two years and tens of millions of dollars into a contract for an eProcurement system, there was no design.
Michael Owh moved to Los Angeles as the bungled, $30.5 million contract missed deadline after deadline. Now costs are approaching $50 million and the custom built platform intended for use by 40 city agencies still doesn’t work as promised.