White House: Done wrong, big data can hurt civil rights
In a report released this week, officials warn that sound analytical practices have failed to keep pace with technology that allows for much easier collection of and access to information. The resulting gap creates the possibility that poor people, racial minorities or other disadvantaged populations could be discriminated against — even by supposedly neutral algorithms.
IT leaders discuss cybersecurity, innovation at 2015 FedTalks
Over a thousand members of the government and private sector IT community attended the annual event.
Megan Smith prompts LGBT innovators to consider government
One defining characteristic of U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith's leadership over the past year has been her push for inclusion. That message carried through Monday at the White House's second LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit, where Smith emphasized the need for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender innovators to bring their skills to government.
Megan Smith: Scout for solutions to America’s biggest problems
Solving America's biggest problems isn't so different from angel investing in a new idea or technology, according to U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith.
White House showcases impact of local tech Meetup groups
State and city tech groups are creating new streams of tech talent across the U.S.
Innovating for the next Ebola
Federal leaders and other first responders believe the innovation spurred by the Ebola battle will be key in the next epidemic response.