Obama pushes government technology upgrade
July 8th, 2013
01:27 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama pushes government technology upgrade

Washington (CNN) - The Obama administration has selected 43 more technology specialists as Presidential Innovation Fellows to help the government devise new ways to operate better and save money, President Barack Obama announced Monday.

The new fellows follow an initial group of 18 chosen last year who came up with ways to digitize disaster recovery efforts, make more government data available to the public for free, and eliminate duplication while speeding up the adoption of new technology by government agencies, Obama told a White House event attended by most of his Cabinet.

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  1. Yarnell

    No, no, no. We can not let this come to pass. We've got to consult the Good Book, read a few tea leaves, get down on one knee and pray to an invisible being. We have to know "What would Jesus drive", before upgrading any assistance to mortal man. Bring the head of a goat to the alter, and see if we can get a sign. Or so say the fundamentalist who love republicans.

    July 8, 2013 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    Just Askin

    I'm glad that the Obama Care passed!
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    Obamacare is a complete disaster. The federal government can't implement it. The exchanges aren't ready. And quietly – VERY quietly – last week, it was revealed that income levels won't be checked for those applying for subsidized insurance. But hey... if you think healthcare is expensive NOW, just wait and see how expensive it is when it's free.

    July 8, 2013 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    "Obama pushes government technology upgrade"
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    The better to spy on you.

    July 8, 2013 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. just sayin

    well it is about time that the government has decided to take advantage of those new fangled devices known as computers.

    somehow, all i think we'll get from this is costly contracts to obama campaign contributors, for systems that don't work. or if they do get delivered, offer the possibilty for our government to waste money even faster and allow thieves easier access for riping off the government and the us taxpayers.

    July 8, 2013 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Obamacare is a complete disaster. The federal government can't implement it. The exchanges aren't ready. And quietly – VERY quietly – last week,
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    Most of the problems are a direct result of the lawsuits that made it to the SCOTUS last year. Many judges along the way ruled against the law, and ordered injunctions to stop anything from being done. Result, no work was done or could be done. Basically, everything was given the green light last year this time after the ruling. Instead of having 2-3 years to prepare, the administration and states have had roughly 15 months.

    July 8, 2013 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. Tigas

    Better technology... better spying. Go Obama!!!

    July 8, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  7. anonymous

    Rudy NYC
    Most of the problems are a direct result of the lawsuits that made it to the SCOTUS last year. Many judges along the way ruled against the law, and ordered injunctions to stop anything from being done. Result, no work was done or could be done. Basically, everything was given the green light last year this time after the ruling. Instead of having 2-3 years to prepare, the administration and states have had roughly 15 months
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    A total lie. The regulations on business were never challenged as part of the court cases. Obama has had over 3 years to put this together and failed because it is a mess that will damage businesses and thus employment, which was not supposed to still be at 7.6% right now according to their lies, I mean projections.

    It is not a shock that Obama supporters like yourself keep blaming others for Obama's incompetence. 5 years of it and counting....

    July 8, 2013 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  8. w l jones

    We have the mind in this country implement it through our mind eyes which one can see from one end to the other so began again.Bless.

    July 8, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |