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Here’s what #dctech had to say about Inauguration Day 2021 on Twitter

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Here’s what #dctech had to say about Inauguration Day 2021 on Twitter

From D.C. statehood to comedic relief, here's how local folks responded to the day's festivities.
What will the Biden administration mean for government’s embrace of private-sector innovation?

Jan. 12, 2021 3:58 pm

What will the Biden administration mean for government’s embrace of private-sector innovation?

There's a trend toward "convergence" of government and commercial tech innovation, says Nate Ashton, managing director of public policy at Dcode. The new presidential administration is likely to further bridge the divide.
Could DC statehood finally happen?

Jan. 6, 2021 9:20 pm

Could DC statehood finally happen?

The response to a violent mob brought another reminder of the District's unequal representation. Could the measure have a chance with a new president?
Shorties Roundup: Here are the deets on Virginia’s upcoming ban on cellphone use while driving

Dec. 18, 2020 1:27 pm

Shorties Roundup: Here are the deets on Virginia’s upcoming ban on cellphone use while driving

Starting Jan. 1, 2021, the Commonwealth joins the rest of the DMV region with its new safety-minded law. Plus, here's what else you might have missed in #dctech this week.
COVID-19 is bringing new urgency to government’s modernization challenges

Dec. 15, 2020 12:08 pm

COVID-19 is bringing new urgency to government’s modernization challenges

Accenture Federal Services CTO Chris Copeland and CIO Kyle Michl break down some key trends from the report they recently authored, Federal Technology Vision 2020.
DC is providing its own $1,200 stimulus checks to unemployed residents

Dec. 8, 2020 3:22 pm

DC is providing its own $1,200 stimulus checks to unemployed residents

The payments will be made available for 20,000 people who are already receiving aid via Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. The District is acting as benefits are set to expire across the nation at the end of the month.
DC’s Economic Innovation Group is leading a call for more PPP funding before Congress adjourns

Dec. 7, 2020 5:32 pm

DC’s Economic Innovation Group is leading a call for more PPP funding before Congress adjourns

Small businesses need short-term aid to survive, and a long-term relief program for recovery, said EIG CEO John Lettieri.
GovWhitePapers launches to bring educational resources to government employees

Nov. 9, 2020 3:49 pm

GovWhitePapers launches to bring educational resources to government employees

The new site is loaded with content focused on topics like artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, healthcare and cloud computing specifically for people working in the industry.
Surprise: Everyone in DC is talking about … Pennsylvania mail-in ballot counting

Nov. 5, 2020 4:34 pm

Surprise: Everyone in DC is talking about … Pennsylvania mail-in ballot counting

D.C. residents want to know what's up with ballot counting in the battleground states. Here are the six top election-focused Google trends in the District.
Social media, free speech and political disinformation: This DC policy expert weighs in

Nov. 4, 2020 9:36 am

Social media, free speech and political disinformation: This DC policy expert weighs in

"The U.S. general election has particularly highlighted the risk that social media can be used for voter suppression," said Center for Democracy & Technology's Emma Llansó. Plus, how to spot and stop mis- and disinformation.

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