Obama Management Agenda: President Highlights Technology, Private Sector To Improve Government Services | International Business Times


Full Title: Obama Management Agenda: President Highlights Technology, Private Sector To Improve Government Services | International Business Times



 


President Barack Obama offered some details about this second-term management agenda on Monday, including initiatives to use technology to make the government smarter and more efficient. The press conference followed Obama’s trip to Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., and Obama pledged to utilize the private sector to help solve problems the government cannot.


Obama also discussed data.gov, a website that allows users to search through and download government data. He said several companies in the private sector that are creating jobs are finding uses for this data. He provided the examples of Opower, a company that uses data.gov’s information on energy trends and weather to help families save on energy bills, and iTriage, an app that has helped more than 9 million people find doctors and hospitals that fit their needs.