Why Is It So Hard to Make a Website for the Government?

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A story about the Code for America team behind CalFresh (CAs food stamp program). Turns out the government is really not good at computer. Along those lines, please send me your fax number to make sure you get the next issue of this newsletter.

Throughout the read I was reminded of The Atlantic piece from a year ago about the team that rebuilt Healthcare.gov and ultimately birthed 18F and the US Digital Service.

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