My name is Ed Lyons. I am a software executive who has written an extensive new, non-partisan report on problems with the health connector. (Link here: http://bit.ly/1wwmHyp There is a brief summary here: http://bit.ly/1pyVwOL ) I live in Brighton, and after the exchange crashed, I met with Senator Brownsberger about some potential reforms in how IT projects are managed.
I don’t want to discuss the accountability angle here. I do think it’s a good occasion to discuss what could be done in the areas of transparency, procurement reform, and public-private partnerships to make government better at these large, critical projects, especially as we have seen other large failures, such as for the Departments of Revenue and Labor.