First Stop Saying First

First

First came “Cloud First” in the 25 Point Implementation Plan To Reform Federal IT Management (9 December 2010).

Then came “Sharing First” and “Future First” in the “vision for information technology” (25 October 2011).

According to Federal Times (31 October 2011), there are many more ‘firsts’ to come– with a “set of principles like ‘XML First,’ ‘Web Services First’ ‘Virtualize First,’ and other ‘firsts’ that will inform how we develop our government’s systems.
At this point in this blog, I can’t even remember all the ‘firsts’ I just jotted down, so my question is at what point does assigning ‘firsts’ become ‘second’ to managing our tremendous IT asset base for the government?”
Some more firsts just to be first in starting this “list of firsts”:
“G-d First”
“Country First”
“Democracy First”
“Freedom First”
“Human Rights First”
“Capitalism First”
“Equality First”
“Justice First”
“Fairness First”
“Family First”
“Charity First”
“Caring First”
“Giving First”
“Love First”
“Health First”
“Mission First”
“People First”
“Insource First”
“Outsource First”
“Integrity First”
“Ethics First”
“Truth First”
“Communication First”
“Leadership First”
“Innovation First”
“Passion First”
“Security First”
“Safety First”
“Reliability First”
“Agility First”
“Adaptability First”
“Sustainability First”
“Planning First”
“Governance First”
“Execution First
“Project Management First”
“Performance Measurement First”
“Best Practices First”
“Learning and Growth First”
“Sharing First”
“Collaboration First”
“Transparency First”
“Interoperability First”
“Reusability First”
“Reputation First”
“Simplicity First”
“Requirements First”
“Effectiveness First”
“Efficiency First”
“Data First”
“Quality First”
“Customer First”
“Service First”
“Standards First”
“Cost-savings First”
“Business Process Reengineering First”
“Critical Thinking First”
“Jobs First”
“Women and Children First”
Essentially, there are a lot of ‘firsts’ in life and the challenge is in prioritizing and deconflicting these.
So with all due respect first, now let’s get back to the business of government and technology. 😉
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