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The Tectonic Speed of Government, Part 4: Momentum

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2019/11/20/meet-ivan-savkin-russias-human-mountain-a68246 This “Tectonic Speed” series is about why Government IT Projects take such a long time. The name refers to tectonic plates, rubbing against each other. No visible movement for a while then… CRACK! Government change is like that; it can take a long time to build, but when it happens it can be intense.  For more on that here is my 20:50 speech on this theme from the Code for America Summit 2020 , which turned into a virtual event. (I can tell you that it’s 20:50 because of the PechaKucha-ish format: 25 slides for 50 seconds each.) ************************************************************************** Disclaimer: All of the ideas expressed in this article are my personal statements and opinions, and do not reflect the opinions/statements of the City of Urbana. ************************************************************************** One impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is a shake-up of p