In case you’ve missed it, the U.S. government has been making calculated decisions over the past few years modernize its approach to technology. That modernization, however, is much more than just buying the latest pieces of equipment and software, and it’s no secret that government has typically been behind private industry when it comes to embracing the latest technology has to offer. To fully embrace digital practices, government has been making a concerted effort to strengthen its connection to technology’s innovative minds in Silicon Valley.

As my colleague and Public Sector Vice President Larry Payne points out in a recent Bloomberg Government article, this process is well underway with agencies like the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security helping buttress that relationship with new outposts in Silicon Valley. Additionally, the current administration has recruited several Silicon Valley veterans and brought them to Washington, D.C. to help change the culture of how technology is used and viewed by government agencies.

So what does this all mean for the public sector? If you haven’t already, I highly recommend you check out Larry’s piece as he discusses this question and the path forward for public sector.


Dan Kent


Public Sector Engineering & CTO