11.29.2006

One To Watch, MA Governor-Elect Names MS Anti-ODF Lobbyist to Technology Advisory Group

Heads rolled when the CIO of MA suggested that government should save their computer files into formats that are open to everybody. For a good run down on this situation, check CIO MAGAZINE's coverage of the issue.

So, who is Mr. Brian Burke? According to Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania,:

Mr. Brian Burke is the Northeast Regional Government Affairs Director for
Microsoft Corporation in New England. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr.
Burke was the Director of Policy Outreach on the Kerry/Edwards Presidential
campaign and Senior Counsel at Holland & Knight, LLP. Mr. Burke served
in several senior government positions in the Clinton Administration, including,
Senior Policy Analyst on the White House Domestic Policy Council, Deputy
Undersecretary of Agriculture, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
and Counselor to then Secretary of Energy, Bill Richardson. Brian is a
graduate of Brown University and the Georgetown University Law Center.

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