Barack Obama

Chicago launches $50 million Obama-backed broadband program to close K-12 digital divide

by • 2 years ago

As many students struggle to locate reliable internet connections during the pandemic, Chicago unveils a four-year program to deliver high-speed home connections to 100,000 K-12 students.

Policies, not technology, present barriers to voting efficiency in state, municipal elections

by • 6 years ago

Experts at South by Southwest echo Obama's call to modernize voting.

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

by • 6 years ago

At the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas, the President urged technology's best minds to lend their help to government.

White House's ConnectHome to expand public housing broadband

by • 7 years ago

The new White House program will expand broadband to reach 275,000 low-income households in 27 cities and help students access the Internet at home.

Tech questions dog police: How to manage all that body camera data?

by • 7 years ago

Mounting public pressure for police to wear body cameras has raised growing concerns – and questions – on how to store and manage all the video data those devices are creating each day.

White House wants open data to help local police forces

by • 7 years ago

President Barack Obama, the Justice Department and a number of nonprofits are teaming up to help improve community police practices.

NASCIO leaders lobby feds on cyber, grants and FirstNet

by • 7 years ago

More than 50 state CIOs and other state tech executives met with federal officials to identify ways to work more effectively on IT issues.

White House partners with Delaware, 21 cities for tech jobs

by • 7 years ago

The new initiative is an attempt to bring together partner companies, local governments and communities to fill the demand for IT jobs.

In Iowa, Obama announces initiatives to expand municipal-funded broadband

by • 7 years ago

Cities with municipally supported broadband could be the key to allowing communities to compete in a global digital economy, President Barack Obama said Wednesday from Iowa’s first "gigabit" city, Cedar Falls.