After a terrible rollout from which the .gov site is improving at last, the official in charge of the rollout is stepping down.
My only question is, who needs to step down in Oregon? Who was responsible in Oregon? Who can be held responsible for selecting Oracle instead of one of the myriad capable young and growing dev businesses right here in our own state?
And how can we make sure that IT management in the state government does not allow people without understanding of the process to make these decisions, or be tasked with these responsibilities in the future.
The roll of IT and infrastructure in government is only going to increase over time, and we cannot afford to squander state money that should be going to services. Nor can we afford to squander the time that is wasted as services are delayed or kept less accessible for citizens. This is why a stink needs to be made about this botched rollout. So get your pitchforks out. And sharpen them.