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Jason Goldman: White House Adds Mobile Device Compatibility Features to Online Petition Platform

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Jason Goldman, chief digital officer for the White House, reported Thursday that new features have been added to the office’s online petition website. The updates to We the People are part of a White House effort to form new strategies in its work to address almost half a million petitions submitted for review. We the People was also …

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Reuters: White House Refuses to Publicly Support Draft Encryption Bill

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The White House has declined to publicly support the draft legislation co-authored by Sens. Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein that will require technology companies to assist law enforcement officers in breaking data encryption, Reuters reported Thursday. Mark Hosenball and Dustin Volz write the White House has reviewed the draft and provided feedback but is presumed to give minimal public acknowledgement …

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NY Times: White House Starts IT Infrastructure Updates

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The White House has started to update its information technology systems following the appointment of former Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon as director of White House IT in 2015, the New York Times reported Sunday. Michael D. Shear writes President Barack Obama’s development efforts on the U.S. Digital Service incited Anita Decker Breckenridge, …

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White House Reports Continued Manufacturing Sector Progress in US

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Manufacturing in the U.S. under President Barack Obama has continued to progress in terms of job availability and investments in public-private partnerships, the White House said Friday. National Economic Council Director Jeffrey Zients wrote that several factors have affected the “revitalization” of the manufacturing industry such as POTUS’ National Network for …

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FCC OKs National Broadband Subsidy for Low-Income Internet Users

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The Federal Communications Commission has expanded its Lifeline phone-subsidy program in a move to help low-income consumers gain access to Internet broadband service. R. David Edelman, special assistant to the president for economic and technology policy, wrote in a blog entry posted Thursday that FCC’s national broadband subsidy supports a White House program that seeks to connect …

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