TBS Digital Policy Feedback

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On September 11, 2018 Institute on Governance Research Director Matt Jackson provided feedback to the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada on the direction for a new Digital Policy as part of the second phase of the public consultation.

In addition to highlighting how a single Digital Policy would benefit Canadians and government operations, the response also identifies challenges for implementation, critical gaps with the current proposals.

One key issue addressed is the need for a governance structures that support the implementation, sustainability, and continuous improvement of the Digital Policy.

Matt and the IOG appreciate the opportunity to participate in this consultation and look forward to continuing to provide feedback on this and other digital initiatives within the federal public service.

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Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson


Matt supports the Institute's work on Digital and Public Governance, with an interest in the implications of new technology, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence. He has a strong track record of managing research projects from planning to completion, making evidence-based decisions, and providing actionable policy recommendations. Mr. Jackson is fluent in mixed-methods research methodologies as well as statistics.

Prior to joining the Institute, Mr. Jackson was a Senior Research Analyst with R.A. Malatest & Associates, Ltd., an independent Canadian Program Evaluation firm, where he managed several large-scale projects for federal, provincial, and municipal government clients, as well as private industry.

Mr. Jackson has completed an M.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto, and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Carleton University.

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