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Jean-Luc Ferland: Platform and Treasury Board

jean-luc ferland: Federal government's project 'off the rails' Those departments will have until the end of this year to migrate their content to the new platform, according to CBC. The 2012 plan to migrate all government web content to the platform underdelivered from the beginning in part due to poor project management, planning and underfunding from the outset by the previous Conservative government, said Jean-Luc Ferland, press secretary to Scott Brison, president of the Treasury Board. Instead of migrating all departments and agencies to a single platform, the 11.8 million earmarked for the project will be used government wide, with a focus on four of the largest departments offering services most used by Canadians health, environment, Canada Revenue Agency, and immigration. We are refocusing project funds where they can make the biggest impact to improve Canadians' online experiences. Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press Most telling about the government's flagging support for the initiative is that remaining departments and agencies will not be compelled to continue. Scott Brison, president of the Treasury Board, has said valuable lessons have been learned from recent failures of large government IT projects. ( As reported in the news.