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Nick Sinai, Peter Levin Discuss Open Data at Panel Discussion

digital governmentTop technology officials from both the public and private sectors appeared at a recent Politico-hosted event to discuss the open data movement and its applications, Politico reported Wednesday.

Jessica Meyers writes that Nick Sinai, the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, highlighted the administration’s effort to make federal data publicly available during a panel discussion at Politico’s Outside In launch event.

Sinai believes the U.S. government should give young engineers an opportunity “to work on hard problems and have impact,” according to the article.

Peter Levin, founder and CEO of Amida Technology Solutions and former chief technology officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, also spoke on the same panel.

“This notion that there is something inherent in public service or government that intrinsically restricts it from being [innovative] I think is garbage,” Levin said, according to the report.

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