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What is public interest tech? This foundation leader breaks down what it means for DC

Oct. 12, 2021 4:31 pm

What is public interest tech? This foundation leader breaks down what it means for DC

DC can lead in building technology to address social issues, said Vilas Dhar, president of the Patrick J McGovern Foundation. It'll take a focus on building both tech tools, and jobs.
The 2010s were one of America’s least active periods for entrepreneurship. Here’s what that means for pandemic recovery

Oct. 7, 2021 5:01 pm

The 2010s were one of America’s least active periods for entrepreneurship. Here’s what that means for pandemic recovery

The decade that followed the Great Recession had one the lowest rates of new business formation in recent history, according to DC's Economic Innovation Group. While there were signs of a startup boom during the last year, the report's authors say it's important to learn from the last 10.
With extreme weather events on the rise, consider data when making disaster relief plans

Oct. 6, 2021 4:51 pm

With extreme weather events on the rise, consider data when making disaster relief plans

As government agencies develop plans for cyber attacks, they to focus more on natural disaster relie planning, too, said Veeam Software Senior Director of Enterprise Strategy Jeff Reichard.
Days after a cyberattack, Howard U is still largely offline. Here’s how colleges need to protect themselves

Sep. 10, 2021 2:11 pm

Days after a cyberattack, Howard U is still largely offline. Here’s how colleges need to protect themselves

A ransomware attack over Labor Day weekend means recovery will be a "long haul" at the DC university. Technical.ly talked to cybersecurity pros about the cybersecurity vulnerabilities faced by universities, and how to prepare.
This Falls Church founder wants to build out infrastructure — in space

Sep. 7, 2021 2:36 pm

This Falls Church founder wants to build out infrastructure — in space

Former CIA intelligence officer Tim Chrisman created Foundation for the Future to help with job development and infrastructure as space travel expands. "If we do it here, we need it there," he said.
The federal government has a tech talent pipeline problem. Here’s how the GSA intends to solve it

Sep. 3, 2021 1:06 pm

The federal government has a tech talent pipeline problem. Here’s how the GSA intends to solve it

The General Services Administration is launching the U.S. Digital Corps fellowship to recruit early-career talent — and help the federal government find new tech solutions to ongoing socioeconomic issues.
Arlington’s Excella is using AI to find fraud risk in government pandemic spending

Aug. 30, 2021 11:17 am

Arlington’s Excella is using AI to find fraud risk in government pandemic spending

The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee recruited the Arlington-based Agile agency to look for instances of fraud, waste and system abuse in the $5 trillion pandemic relief packages.
With a new WeWork contract, federal gov is breaking into the coworking game

Aug. 26, 2021 4:26 pm

With a new WeWork contract, federal gov is breaking into the coworking game

We know what you're thinking, but no, it doesn't mean Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be rolling up to your neighborhood coworking spot for coffee and sparkling water on tap. Instead, it's likely a talent retention strategy.
Petition: Engine is asking tech leaders to defend DACA to support innovation

Aug. 10, 2021 3:33 pm

Petition: Engine is asking tech leaders to defend DACA to support innovation

"Making it harder for Dreamers and other skilled immigrants to live and work in the U.S. only serves to benefit the innovation ecosystems of other countries in competition with the U.S.," said Engine Policy Manager Jennifer Weinhart.
Arlington’s EdTech Evidence Exchange wants to help schools build better edtech budgets

Jul. 26, 2021 4:24 pm

Arlington’s EdTech Evidence Exchange wants to help schools build better edtech budgets

The Genome Project report says that about half of all education technology isn't being used correctly. Here's how the nonprofit plans to encourage more effective spending.

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