You might not think of something like TurboTax as a civic venture, but that product took a confusing interface to a government process and made it simpler and easier to use for citizens.
Government technology processes are mind-boggling long and complicated. A procurement process alone is typically two years, and that doesn't account for the time required to actually build the product.
I don't know technology and engineering. I don't know accounting.- Bernard Ebbers
The technology of decentralization can be the saviour or assassin of contemporary and futu...- Ian Larry Murphy
Fewer girls, more technology.- Jody Scheckter
Technology is essential to make the transition to a low-carbon economy and targets ... hav...- Margaret Beckett
I see technology as being an extension of the human body.- David Cronenberg
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So few people vote these days, and I think it’s partly because they don’t feel like the institution really means anything to them. If you want them to vote, give them opportunities to do something else other than vote, to help.
If there’s one thing government needs desperately, it’s the ability to quickly try something, pivot when necessary, and build complex systems by starting with simple systems that work and evolving from there, not the other way around.
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Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and Executive Director of Code for America, currently on leave while serving as the United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer for government innovation. Previously she had worked at CMP Media with various roles in the computer game industry. She was the co-chair and general manager of the Web 2.0 conferences.
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