Comments
US Digital Service: Key To Making Government Agile?
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
willkelly01
50%
50%
willkelly01,
User Rank: Apprentice
8/15/2014 | 10:54:20 AM
Re: EU
We must not forget, Healthcare.gov was also a sole source contract that went to a vendor who had a connection to Michelle Obama while not necessarily having the large scale web site development experience
David F. Carr
50%
50%
David F. Carr,
User Rank: Author
8/15/2014 | 10:34:57 AM
Re: EU
Yes, well, a big part of the HealthCare.gov story was the legislatively mandated start date, which left no room for a "beta launch" or "soft launch" period that could be used to work out the kinks. Part of what made it less than Agile
Brian.Dean
50%
50%
Brian.Dean,
User Rank: Ninja
8/15/2014 | 8:20:55 AM
EU
Where are the Googles, the Apples and the Microsofts of the EU? Answer, there are all in the US, this could be because tech requires a certain public environment to progress. This gives the government the best possible chance to recruit the leadership that is needed for a public digital service.

Almost every private business goes through its fair share of ups and down, the same happened to HealthCare.gov. The important thing is that the commitment was real and that shows by the additional efforts that are taking place to create a better/working system.


Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Dec. 9, 2014
Apps will make or break the tablet as a work device, but don't shortchange critical factors related to hardware, security, peripherals, and integration.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of January 18, 2015.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.