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MPs grill Shared Services Canada execs for IT ‘boondoggle’

By Rachel Aiello      

Shared Services executives tell Public Accounts committee there was no strategic plan in place for the IT modernization project. 'There is a highly technical term used when something is this complex and involving this many billions of dollars and has this much ineptitude and inaction and that highly technical term is a boondoggle,' says NDP MP David Christopherson. 'That’s exactly what we’ve got here.'

Shared Services Canada president Ron Parker, chief operating officer John A. Glowacki Jr., and Treasury Board chief information officer John Messina were grilled by MPs on the 'ineptitude and inaction' in completing the government of Canada’s IT consolidation and modernization, which includes consolidating email systems, data centres, and networks.
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MPs on the Public Accounts committee grilled Shared Services Canada executives on the “ineptitude and inaction” in completing the government of Canada’s IT consolidation and modernization project, which includes merging email systems, data centres, and networks. Shared Services Canada president Ron Parker, chief operating officer John A. Glowacki Jr., and Treasury Board chief information officer John Messina appeared before the committee Thursday morning to discuss chapter four of the Auditor General’s Fall 2015 report, dealing with Information Technology

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