NYT Room for Debate: "Silicon Valley Goes to Washington"
Marlene Breverman stashed this in The Politics of Tech
Stashed in: politics
"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.
More software in government means more incentive for software people to lobby government.