Tech-Where Trump & Obama Agree

We are all fully aware (or should be) that there is a new US President and we have been watching a lot of executive orders being, well executed and overturning some of the last president’s policy’s. BUT not the tech surge. Surprisingly this is a VERY tech friendly administration so hold the marches and riots down out there.

Get to know the names Jared Kushner, Peter Thiel and Reed Cordish among some others and realize that continuing President Obama’s tech imitative is only going to be expanded under President Trump. Modernizing government tech is a “mission critical task” according to this article. All those cost saving technologies that the private sector is implementing can be applied to government agencies too. Relax Silicon Valley, it’s all good. (Bill Taylor, CEO)

“As Silicon Valley girds for a possible rollback of net neutrality, the H-1B visa program and other prized policies, here’s a bit of potentially favorable news: The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump seems to be ready to embrace the “Obama tech surge,” the organized insertion of technologists and modern digital tools into the highest branches of the federal government.

Early this month, leaders of the U.S. Digital Service and other tech teams under Barack Obama met with three members of the Trump transition: Reed Cordish, assistant for intragovernmental and technology initiatives; Gerrit Lansing, chief digital officer at the Republican National Committee; and Dirk Eyman, the RNC’s director of network operations. The Obama techies presented their efforts and reported back that the meeting went well, according to a person briefed on the discussion. Then about two weeks ago, Todd Park, an Obama tech advisor and former U.S. chief technology officer, received this e-mail from Trump advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner….”

Read Full Article at Bloomberg