If the experience of the UK’s Government Digital Service is anything to go by, then the US faces a steep learning curve and plenty of resistance before it can make a marked difference to government IT.
A boost for European critics of the Safe Harbor arrangements with the US government from the Washington-based Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), which is accusing 30 American companies of failing to protect data privacy in Europe.
The world as we knew it is gone and with it the big bad expensive ways of delivering government. Now is the time for change. For new delivery models but equally new ways of designing our public services, fit for the future not held back by the past.