A dense cluster may be good for social capital, but not for financial
capital... at least not at the U.S. Department of Defense!
Interesting article about the crippling financial complexity at the
Dept. of Defense by David Wood @ Newhouse:
The newsprint version had an interesting network showing the jumble of
22 computer systems needed to pay vendors at the DoD. A GIF of that
network, created by the Government Accounting Office, can be seen at:
Running it through a customized Kamada-Kawai improves it a bit... but I
still pitty the information architect on this project.
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