A Virginia State Senator joins us to talk about the ongoing struggle to pass a budget in the Commonwealth. A former Obama appointee tells us why he's running for Prince George's County executive. From Metro to Medicaid, we talk about the week's biggest regional news on the Politics Hour.
A report earlier this year detailed outdated federal government technology and the billions spent maintaining legacy systems. Just how outdated is government technology? Some Social Security systems run on an obsolete 1950s programming language, and the Defense Department still uses floppy disks to store data for a critical nuclear command and control system. While most federal employees use more up-to-date technology on a day-to-day basis, the government lags well behind the private sector. We speak with two former government tech gurus about the massive challenge of updating technology across hundreds of federal departments and agencies.
- Dan Tangherlini President, SeamlessDocs Federal; former Administrator, General Services Administration (GSA)
- Phaedra Crousos Chief Innovation Officer of Libra Group; Former Commissioner, Technology Transformation Service, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
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