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US Technology Chief Steven Van Roekel Says Government Needs to Boost Innovation, Cut Waste

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U.S. Technology Chief Steven Van Roekel recently spoke at an event in technology hub Palo Alto, Calif. and told the audience that the federal government should cut waste and focus on innovation.

“We will use technology to improve government productivity and lower barriers to citizen and business interaction with the government, all while bolstering cybersecurity,” VanRoekel said, as reported by Businessweek.com.

Van Roekel, who replaced Vivek Kundra last summer, will work on implementing initiatives that were introduced under Kundra’s administration. Those initiatives include consolidating government data centers and pushing agencies to adopt cloud computing. They also include reducing the amount of spending on information systems.

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