OK, let's review some things we know. The Navy's branch of the Diversity Industry is the Navy Personnel Command's Diversity Directorate - or as I like to call them, the Diversity Bullies.
There is no other organization, outside the crazy aunts in the basement folks in the nuclear weapons world, VAQ, and the "have to change my name every 9 months" super-spook war-winning world, that is more opaque than the Diversity Bullies.
They hold their data and secrets close - as they know it cannot stand the light of day any more than VADM Fowler and his pet CMDCM actions could. Listen to other opinions? Harumph ... if the peasants dare to speak ... then off with their heads!
Bless their hearts ... Detailers have a hard job and an important job. They are totally open compared to their office mates in the Diversity shop - the Diversity Bullies just take advantage of their location and its attitude to do their work. Customer service - if you define customer as those looking for orders - is not their cup of tea. The earlier in your career you accept that - the healthier you will be.
It helps to do a tour at Millington, but isn't required to understand a simple fundamental. You see, you work for NPC - they do not work for you. You have no need for ready access to information or to give feedback. Take it and like it.
Why then does this goodie from our geeky buds with the pocket protectors over at Federal Computer Week (yes, there is a publication by that name) not shock?
It ain't hard ... find our buddies in The Dirty Dozen,
The White House’s Open Government Directive, issued in December 2009, mandated that federal departments and agencies develop and implement open government plans to advance transparency of their data and encourage participation and collaboration. Since then, agencies have been rolling out everything from new wikis to redesigned Web sites to IT dashboards to comply with the directive and make government data more accessible.
But not all open government Web sites are created equal; some, in fact, deliver a downright awful user experience, according to Information Week's list of the 12 worst government Web sites.
Nice company you keep there Diversity Bullies. Pardon me for a bit - I need to roll around nakid in some schadenfreude.
The IW dirty dozen Web portals belong to:
To view Information Week's slide show of the 12 worst government Web sites, click here.