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Recently, I interviewed the Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Adam Becker, of The Department of Better Technology (DOBT). DOBT is dedicated to making great software that helps governments and nonprofits better serve their communities.
Marquis Cabrera: Your most recent venture looks really neat! Where did you get the idea from? Adam Becker: ProPublica is
A new government website is helping Americans make more educated decisions about where they go to college.
Is tech making government work better? That was the question tackled by an expert panel at the Techonomy Policy conference in Washington in early June. The summary answer: a little bit, but not nearly as much as it could.
Hackers' misuse of the Internal Revenue Service's "Get Transcript" feature and the recent data breach at the Office of Personnel
The memorandum doesn't address how the federal government is going to respond to ongoing concerns about maintaining digital
Harvard Shorenstein fellow Nicholas Sinai​, who recently served as deputy U.S. chief technology officer in the White House
Improvement can be sweeping, or incremental. In my case, it started with a nibble in 2012 when former U.S. CTO Todd Park tweeted he was "looking for a few good women and men to serve their country" as part of a new program called the White House Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIFs).
This is a positive move that deserve to be supported at any level: better privacy protection and strong security are mandatory steps toward a digital society shaped around people's needs and easily-accessible public services.
As The Huffington Post has reported, the government's tech struggles stem mostly from its inability to lure the best engineers