Several of NASCAR’s top drivers and teams had a bad time in getting their cars through tech inspection on Friday. I gotta say, in my nearly 20 years of work in tech policy, this is easily the most ludicrous, dangerous, technically illiterate proposal I’ve ever seen,” Kevin Bankston, the director of the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, told WIRED at the time After outrage and outcry from advocates, tech companies, and even some notably tech-literate politicians, it failed.
In April 2016, senators Diane Feinstein and Richard Burr introduced a law that would require tech companies to provide unencrypted data to law enforcement when asked, or give law enforcement the ability to get it themselves. Unfortunately, fixing the government’s tech literacy problem isn’t as easy as drafting a single coherent technology policy—not least because Trump’s preference for deregulation makes it less likely that a document like that could get through.
I think Canada’s never been in a better position in terms of its ability to foster the growth of tech companies. Today more than ever, the importance of technology is increasing rapidly and related job opportunities are growing in electrical engineering, computer science and other related fields.
Last month he appointed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to head up the Government Innovation Office The president also signed an executive order creating a tech council to modernize the government. Each grade level is working on a different project, designed to train their tech skills, develop mastery of key applications, hone their collaboration, and support projects happening in their classrooms.
A support tech position obviously requires that the person has a working knowledge of the software or service itself. The center will be a place for the entire tech community to gather for conferences and meetups, a convening place to expand the impact the campus has on technology beyond academia.