Obama to outline second-term tech plan for 'smarter' government

WASHINGTON Mon Jul 8, 2013 8:42am EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn as he returns via Marine One helicopter from a weekend visit at Camp David to the White House in Washington, July 7, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Barack Obama walks across the South Lawn as he returns via Marine One helicopter from a weekend visit at Camp David to the White House in Washington, July 7, 2013.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will describe on Monday his second-term plan for "smarter government" by using technology and data to deliver services faster and save taxpayers money, the White House said.

Obama will meet privately with his cabinet on Monday morning about the plan and then make public remarks at 11:50 a.m. (1550 GMT).

The White House said the plan would build on progress made so far in opening up government data to entrepreneurs and in modernizing government services.

In Obama's first term, the effort helped the administration reduce technology costs by more than $2.5 billion, the White House said.

(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by David Brunnstrom)

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Comments (29)
interpcurves wrote:
………….amaing stuff

Jul 08, 2013 8:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
actnow wrote:
How about the basics of a government that acknowledges that it must live within its budget as opposed to robbing future genertions through tens of trillions of dollars in unfunded obligations and promoting a mass immigration scheme that will leave millions of Americans paying no taxes but needing unemployment benefits. I’d prefer to see a little more common sense first.

Jul 08, 2013 9:10am EDT  --  Report as abuse
unionwv wrote:
Just another glitzy “program” speech to be followed by … by … (Don’t hold your breath) no action.

Jul 08, 2013 9:13am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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