Barack Obama

US Tech Policy: SOTU 2015


My friends who like to discuss politics and my colleagues who like to write about politics have made it clear to me that President Obama's State of the Union Address was precisely what they expected. If you can put your political ideology aside for a few minutes, we can think through the following issues together as American citizens.

White House Solar Panels

Pres. Obama Lays Out Plan to Make Federal Buildings More Energy Efficient


Along with announcing that the White House’s newest solar array has become operational, the administration has also revealed its latest set of solar and energy initiatives. The new presidential array covers only the part of the residence where the first family lives, and it generates just up to 6.3 kilowatts of energy. Yes, it can’t […]


Microsoft Donates $1 Billion to Schools to Buy Windows Devices


Microsoft is donating $1 billion to help school districts buy Windows devices for under $300. Monday’s announcement is being made in tandem with President Obama’s ConnectED initiative to foster greater use of technology in schools. “As much technology as we’ve brought into schools in the last 30 years, there hasn’t been significant change,” Cameron Evans, […]