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NYT Room for Debate: "Silicon Valley Goes to Washington"

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"Silicon Valley is rapidly gaining influence in Washington. The top five tech companies spent more than double what the top five banks did in lobbying last year, and a number of high-profile government employees have decamped to the tech world, and vice versa. But the government has long been “behind the times” on certain technological advancements, and some argue that a revolving door between Silicon Valley and Washington could result in better, more streamlined government programs — or at the very least, websites

What is lost and what is gained as Silicon Valley companies build influence in Washington?"

Not a simple question. Net net I hope these efforts are positive. 

gov 2.0....

More software in government means more incentive for software people to lobby government.