GovEx Joins U.S. Tech Policy Network
By Amy Edwards Holmes
Recently, I joined a group of local leaders from around the country at the White House to discuss how we can work to align new technology and data practices to improve the lives of all Americans.
I’m proud that the Bloomberg Center for Government Excellence (GovEx) will join these innovators and other key organizations in the new U.S. Tech Policy Network, a collaboration of tech-savvy state, local, tribal and territorial leaders working to ensure all levels of government are ready to adapt and deploy emerging technologies safely and securely.
Commissioned by the White House Office of Science and Technology, we’ll tackle issues like guidance for implementing federal rules for digital accessibility, improving data accuracy in policing, safeguarding sensitive data as governments expand their use of artificial intelligence, and creating enhanced online access to public services.
Bringing GovEx into this work is especially important because we have a wealth of expertise in government data use and a foundational commitment to guiding local governments through critical transitions in technological innovation. Already we’ve committed to supporting a new institute focused on data science and AI at our home institution, Johns Hopkins University, and are leading discussions around ethical and appropriate ways to implement artificial intelligence at the city level through our platform in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, City AI Connect. Our work with this new network will complement these existing strategies. To read more about the Network and the White House Office of Science and Technology, click here.
Amy Edwards Holmes is the GovEx Executive Director and architect of the federal Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014.