Technology Is The Key
The United States is facing unprecedented challenges to our communities, our ability to deliver services, and our infrastructure as we wrestle with the impact of COVID-19. Key to delivering services effectively and considering emerging technologies is building technical leadership and capacity within our governments.
How Do We Know It Works?
From ensuring that veterans can sign up for healthcare online to sewing the seeds for the modern internet to considering new opportunities to solve critical health, social and economic challenges, modern technical leaders have been critical to implementing cornerstone policy, delivering outcomes and building emerging technologies.
Why Is This Important?
Neglecting the machinery of government is a choice. It’s one we have all made and one we can reverse. And when we do, then we have an engine for change that everyone can have a voice in.
— Jen Pahlka
Founder of Code for America and former Deputy US Chief Technology Officer
We are twenty years into the 21st Century. Our government is struggling with legacy technology and legacy approaches. There is a real opportunity for 21st Century technical leaders to help the American people today.
— Garrett Johnson
Co-founder, Lincoln Network
Rapid developments in a range of technologies are transforming the way we live and work – and to keep pace, our government needs innovative leaders for a digital era. To have an effective federal government, we increasingly need modern technical leadership.
— Max Stier
President and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service
Our government should work. And it should be able to utilize technical expertise, leadership and innovation to work well for Americans. We need more modern technical leaders from around the country to make government work better for citizens.
— John Bailey
Former Special Assistant to the President at the White House, former Deputy Policy Director at the Department of Commerce, former Director of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education.