Canada Nabs U.S. Digital Services Co-Founder to Head its Tech Fix-it Team

The Trudeau government has hired the former head of the U.S. government’s digital services agency to head Canadian Digital Services, the federal in-house swat team created to help improve services to citizens.

Treasury Board announced the appointment of Aaron Snow as the first chief executive officer of Canadian Digital Service (CDS), effective in early April. The government launched a search in September and attracted candidates from around the world.

Snow has held various senior posts in agencies helping to improve the government’s use of technology and the way it serves citizens. He was the co-founder and executive director of 18F, U.S. digital services agency.

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Katie Easton