Public Sector Continuous Improvement Site History
The Public Sector Continuous Improvement Site was created by John Hunter in 1995. He was working at the United States Office of Personnel Management and was on the Board of the Washington Deming Study Group at the time. Several other internet project I had worked on had found electronic home at Clemson University so I talked to Del Kimbler about hosting this at Clemson and he agreed.
John went on to work at the Office of Secretary of Defense Quality Management Office and then the White House Military Office. He also served for several years on the Public Sector Network board as it became part of the American Society for Quality as the Government Division.
In August of 2007 the CQEN site was moved from Clemson University to curiouscat.com.
Some background on the other projects hosted at Clemson, taking from the Deming Electronic Network (DEN) site: The DEN came out of a conversation between Myron Tribus, Tom Glenn, Del Kimbler, John Hunter, and Jim Clauson at the first Deming Institute Conference in early 1994. We envisioned using the Internet to share, network, and support activities of Deming "followers" world wide.
The DEN originated as a discussion list supported by Tom Glenn on his home system, along with his original TQM BBS and the Community Quality Electronic Network. In early 1995, the file area and the discussion list became too much for Tom's system, and Del Kimbler volunteered hardware, software, and technical support at the CQI server at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Clemson University in Clemson, SC.