Obama: Feds still use outdated tech

Visiting CEOs hear from the president and from the head of the OMB that the U.S. government remains hampered by old tools.

CBS Interactive staff Special to CNET News

Here's another reason why your government isn't working to its optimum capacity: antiquated computer technology.

That's what Peter Orszag, director of the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, says.

In conjunction with the opening of a summit meeting between President Obama and business CEOs, Orszag complained that federal workers own better computers for their personal use than the ones the government equips them with during their work days. (Among the executives scheduled to attend were Steve Ballmer of Microsoft, Shantanu Narayen of Adobe Systems, Dan Hesse of Sprint Nextel, and Craig Newmark of Craigslist.)

"Twenty years ago, people who came to work in the federal government had better technology at work than at home," Orszag said in a statement. "Now that's no longer the case.

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