There’s was article today in Federal Computer Week about the Department of State’s (DOS) recent purchase of 16,000 or so PCs from Lenovo, a Chinese company with ties to the Chinese government. Seems a little bizarre to me that a US Government agency, especially one with a critical mission such as the DOS would this.
But, having done business with Uncle Sam for many years, I guess I should not be surprised… Lenovo was probably the low bidder and met the minimum requirements…and obviously, DOS viewed Lenovo as a qualified and reputable bidder.
Wonder how many PCs the Chinese government has purchased lately from Dell, Gateway and HP?
Looked at the calendar and it says today is Armed Forces Day. I find it strange that there has been no mention of this in newspapers, or on radio or TV that I’ve seen or heard…especially here in the Washington DC area. Maybe I missed something or my calendar is wrong?
Nope, checked it out and today is indeed the day. Armed Forces Day is celebrated every year on the third Saturday in May.
So, here’s a “BIG THANKS” to all those who have served in the past and are currently serving our country from an old veteran.
A big thanks to all the Moms out there for all you have done for us!