Though government regulation can sometimes be difficult to deal with, technology innovators should be working with government to solve the world’s biggest issues, according to panelists at South by South Lawn (SXSL) on Monday. “I think [with] a lot of the hardest problems, you have to work with the government; you can’t work independently,” said […] […]

The White House has launched the Lock Down Your Login awareness campaign to focus on strong authentication technologies that are available online as part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan.






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The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy asked for public opinion on whether and how to obtain and use data. The OSTP said that data portability should give people the ability to keep their information that a service stores for them online, gain access to it, and use it however they want.






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White House officials championed the Obama administration’s programs and advances in open data at the first White House Open Data Summit as a means of inspiring further open data innovations in the coming years.






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The White House Office of Management and Budget collected initial data from agencies to gauge the impact of the Generation Indigenous Initiative. The initiative seeks to improve educational outcomes for native students, increase access to quality teacher housing, increase Internet access, support the Indian Child Welfare Act, reduce teen suicide, and grow tribal control of criminal justice.






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President Obama announced Wednesday that the White House will be hosting a Computer Science for All summit, and that agencies and industry partners are acting in support of computer science (CS) education.






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Mikey Dickerson, administrator at the U.S. Digital Service (USDS), said that the hiring process at the Federal agency has improved since its start in 2014.






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