Rep. Polis, who founded several startups before his time on Capitol Hill, is (quite appropriately) one of the key leaders in Congress on technology policy. These are his thoughts on Tech Congress and building the tech-talent pipeline into government.
“Attracting more tech talent to public service should be a priority for all Congressional offices and government agencies. Professionals with a background in engineering and technology bring a unique perspective and approach to problem solving that is key to addressing the dynamic challenges facing policymakers today. As technology becomes intertwined with all areas of everyday life, it’s crucial that the people in charge of creating the rules to govern these evolving areas understand how they work.”