How the Private Sector Can Serve

On Monday, President Obama released his proposal for the 2016 budget. One of the things that stuck out most to me was his designation of $105 million to expand the U.S. Digital Service (USDS). This allocation would “give 25 agencies their own digital shops” as well as help build out the central USDS team.1 This…

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Protecting our Data in the Next Frontier

Cybersecurity will take center stage this week as Congress begins drafting legislation to address data breaches. In particular, they will be responding to President Obama’s call for a federal notification standard to alert consumers of breaches rather than, as the process currently stands, a separate state-by-state system. On Tuesday, hearings began in the House Energy…

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“The State of the Union is strong.”

On Tuesday, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union address to Congress. Called “the Super Bowl of political events,” the State of the Union is one of the biggest and most storied nights in politics.1 Significant planning goes into not only the speech itself but in the opposing party’s rebuttals, logistics, and even…

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Obama to provide funding for 50,000 police body cameras | TheHill

“President Obama on Monday will announce $263 million in funding for law enforcement agencies to purchase body-worn cameras and improve training. The White House said the funding, which would need to be matched by state and local police, could purchase 50,000 body-worn cameras. Obama also plans to overhaul how the federal government disperses military equipment…

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