The Need for Electrical Engineers
Washington, D.C. and Detroit have something in common-not enough EEs
How can the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration oversee problems like the unintended acceleration that has forced the recall of hundreds of thousands of Toyota cars, when it has only 2 EEs and no software engineers? Maybe the U.S. government needs an IT overhaul. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra seems to think so. He announced this week a thoroughgoing review of all government IT projects. Risk management consultant Bob Charette speaks with Spectrum editor Steven Cherry about overseeing software reliability.