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.
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.
At the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, the responses to our public records requests make the staff look like they’re hiding something.
Two years after the $30.5 million contract was signed, the expensive project to custom-build an online eProcurement platform for use by City government agencies didn’t work as promised. But instead of cancelling the contract it was increased by $15 million.
We asked Denise Pines, president of the Medical Board of California, about three apparent conflicts Stanford’s John G. Brock-Utne, MD, failed to reveal.
Physicians Against Drug Shortages Co-Chair Brock-Utne fails to declare ties to Issio Solutions in article that calls hospital marketplace “corrupt.”
It appears that KPMG used persistent lobbying to obtain the $30,515,448.83 contract. The Dallas system cost just under $50,000.
We encountered Dr. Mass in the doorway of the Members Room of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., on April 1, 2019. It was shortly before the Free to Care Health Care Conference, that Mass had co-hosted, was about to begin.
Unanswered Ethics Questions of Physicians Against Drug Shortages Co-Chair Leads to Inquiry to Board’s Complaint Unit.