The government’s procurement process is too prescriptive, says ITAC’s Andre Leduc, making tech equipment out of date by the time it arrives.
ITAC's Andre Leduc estimates the government spends $12.5-billion annually just 'keeping the lights on' on with old technology. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
If the government wants to keep up with the rapid pace of the technology sector, its procurement process is going to have to evolve, said panellists discussing the digitization of government services at the annual Manning Networking Conference.
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