To Fix Government Tech, Take Off the Headphones and Listen
John Battelle

Awesome bunch of folks! But I partial disagree with one statement:

“The USDS parachutes in and out of projects, and that means those who work day in and day out may resent “golden geeks” as interlopers.

Luddite government managers may feel this way but as a tech guys on the ground I really appreciate the support for technical innovation brought in by these teams. Plus they are awesome to work with! Many divisions of the government have highly skilled engineers with forward thinking ideas who are kept under the repression of Luddite risk avers managers and forced to work inside the bureaucratic process box where innovative ideas are shunned as too risky and often not understood. I applaud the president for setting up such an amazing organization and hope for many more years of working along side them.

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