Barack Obama

  • Obama defends White House handling of Russian hacking

    Obama defends White House handling of Russian hacking

    In his final press conference of the year, President Barack Obama addressed intelligence community assessments that hackers, associated with the Russian government, tampered with the U.S. election in order to sway the victory to Donald Trump. He defended the White House’s handling of the situation. Read More

  • Obama orders review of Russian election hacking

    Obama orders review of Russian election hacking

    President Obama has ordered intelligence agencies to conduct a complete review of the hacks and leaks that led up to and may have influenced the presidential election, according to White House homeland security and counterterrorism adviser Lisa Monaco. “The President has directed the Intelligence Community to conduct a full review of what happened during the 2016 election… Read More

  • We need new candidates to run for office, and startups can help Crunch Network

    We need new candidates to run for office, and startups can help

    This presidential election pitted two candidates who were the #1 and #2 most disliked candidates, EVER, for president. Why is this happening in our golden age of technology, when information is widespread and organizing easier than ever? Read More

  • White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship

    White House expands platforms for inclusive entrepreneurship

    The White House announced today new and expanded plans to improve diversity and inclusion within the startup economy, focused on higher education, investment and entrepreneurship. The diversity commitments made by schools, venture capital firms and tech companies represent a passing of the torch from the Obama administration to the private sector, which has been asked to take on the challenge… Read More

  • Hillary Clinton will likely be as pro-innovation as President Obama

    Hillary Clinton will likely be as pro-innovation as President Obama

    Behind the less than enthusiastic embrace is a collective skepticism in the tech industry about Clinton’s pro-innovation credentials. The shade is unwarranted. Read More

  • Obama wants to go to Mars, but will the next administration?

    Obama wants to go to Mars, but will the next administration?

    President Obama released an op-ed on CNN today, praising the accomplishments of NASA to date and encouraging the nation to keep its sights set on Mars. While it was an inspiring endorsement for NASA and space exploration, it comes on the tails of a congressional bill intended to prevent the next presidential administration from changing NASA’s plan to send humans to Mars by the… Read More

  • The White House releases policy to help government agencies go open source

    The White House releases policy to help government agencies go open source

    The White House (led by United States Chief Information Officer Tony Scott) has been pretty vocal about using technology to improve how government operates. They want to make sure code helps, not hurts, government agencies, and that the U.S. government can use technology just as effectively as a private company can. In March the White House issued a blog post detailing their intentions to… Read More

  • From the Oval Office to Investor-in-Chief: Obama considers a VC gig next

    From the Oval Office to Investor-in-Chief: Obama considers a VC gig next

    As the country holds its breath in anticipation of who will take Barack Obama’s chair in the Oval Office, the president is considering how to get his résumé into the right hands after his eight-year lease on the White House expires (tenant laws in DC are brutal). In a recent interview with Bloomberg, the president suggested that venture investment may be just the thing for his… Read More

  • DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data

    DNC discovers Russian hackers’ yearlong access to data

    Russian hackers have had access to Democratic National Committee secret files — including opposition research on Donald Trump — for over a year, according to a new report in The Washington Post. The revelation comes a month after the director of national intelligence, James R. Clapper Jr., said that the agency had seen evidence of possible intrusions from foreign hackers into… Read More

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