Tom Cochran is the Chief Digital Strategist & Vice President of Public Sector for Acquia. He is focused on transforming the government experience with open source digital platforms. Most recently, he was in a Deputy Assistant Secretary role at the State Department running their global digital public diplomacy platforms. He also worked at the White House running their digital technology and led the team that built the 'We the People' petitions platform. In the private sector, he spent a couple years as the CTO for Atlantic Media (i.e., The Atlantic, Quartz, GovExec, National Journal brands).
I am deeply disappointed at yet another massive government IT failure, and sadly, not surprised in the slightest. The Canadian government's initiative to consolidate more than 1,500 government websites into a single super site, Canada.ca, is failing.
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