Code for America’s Pahlka debunks govtech myths, takes on Oracle at SXSW


Government “absolutely” will still work with vendors, she said. “They just need a different set of rules."

White House to host its own South By Southwest-style event


This year, the White House is planning its own version of South by Southwest, the festival that brings techies, musicians and filmmakers to Austin each year.

Can a digital security commission accomplish anything?


A number of elected officials spent time preaching to the tech masses at the South by Southwest Interactive conference this past week about the need for Congress to have a conversation about the future of digital security in the U.S. The tech masses are not entirely sure if those conversations are going to change the tenor of the debate around encryption.

PIF program revives


The second iteration of a once-defunct technology product catalog for the federal government was relaunched over the weekend, giving both agencies and tech companies an easier way to make deals on cloud-based services.

Obama’s call to the country: We need you to code


President Barack Obama made his plea to the crowd at the South By Southwest Interactive Conference Friday: Come help the government solve its technology problems.