Government-funded projects have yielded a wealth of information, but much of this data has historically remained locked up in difficult-to-use form. To get this data to people who might start businesses with them, the Obama administration created the position of chief technology officer…
“The gist of the job is that I run an incubator inside the government. It’s not birthing companies; it’s birthing projects that all have the common denominator of unleashing the power of tech to advance the president’s programs, whether that’s job creation, economic growth, improved outcomes in health care, education, public safety or energy.”
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