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Today on Your Call: How can governments get information technology right?


On today's Your Call we’ll talk about the failed affordable care act website and how the government can do better.  According to a recent OpEd in the New York Times, “HealthCare.gov is only the latest episode in a string of information technology debacles by the federal government.”  So what’s behind this trend?  And why is it so critical that the government get it right, when it comes to large scale web platforms?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.


Clay Johnson, chief executive officer of the Department of Better Technology

Abhi Nemani, co-executive director of Code for America

Fred Mindlin, associate director for Technology Integration in Education 



NY Times: Why the Government Never Gets Tech Right

Department of Better Technology

Code for America

Open Counter

Fred Mindlin: Turning Tricks with Technology

Next City: ‘Department of Better Technology’ Wants to Streamline the Open Government Process

NPR: ACA Website: Is Government Technology Doomed To Fail?

Smart Cities by Anthony Townsend