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10/23/2013 | 5:40:55 PM
re: Q&A: Silicon Valley Congressman Talks Tech Industry Needs
Technology gets a lot of lip service in Congress...but it seems too few Congressmen really get: 1) the transformational power technology could bring to government if properly channeled; 2) how the byzantine nature of appropriations -- and the pull of jobs in home districts -- tends to fuel duplicate IT projects from one agency to the next without regard for the greater efficiencies that could be achieved by supporting cross-governmental IT policies.

Here's hoping Rep. Honda's ideas will not only bolster the US Tech Sector -- but also get more of Silicon Valley ideas brought into government...by, for example, supporting the kind of work we're seeing by the Presidential Innovation Fellows program and the work of federal CTO Todd Park.


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