U.S. Digital Service (USDS) Administrator Matt Cutts spoke to Adobe employees at the company’s Lehi campus on Thursday about how he and his colleagues are helping government agencies deliver better services to the American people through improved technology and design.
Last week, the 2017 Adobe MAX conference brought together more than 10,000 designers, developers and business leaders to discuss the latest creative technologies, learn new skills, and get inspired by fellow creatives. This year, MAX also featured a few special sessions focused on digital challenges and opportunities for creative professionals in government.
Adobe commends the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee for passing the Connected Government Act (S. 1769), which will help ensure government websites are mobile friendly. As more Americans turn to their mobile devices to access the internet and obtain government services, agencies need to ensure that their websites are easy to navigate and can be viewed on a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile devices.
Adobe was honored to host Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) recently at our Seattle “Fremont” office. Representative Smith met with a number of Adobe employees during a townhall meeting, including many of his own Washington 9th Congressional District constituents.
On May 17th, the House of Representatives passed HR 2227, the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 (MGT Act). The legislation, sponsored by Congressman Will Hurd of Texas and Congressman Gerry Connolly of Virginia provides for a critical investment by the federal government in IT modernization by authorizing $500 million over the next two fiscal years for this purpose.
On May 17, Adobe was thrilled to join many of our industry peers at the 2017 ITI STEM Show and Tech Show. We brought examples of some of our latest technology, including a futuristic virtual reality (VR) experience powered byAdobe Primetime, and tools for state of the art content security and digital rights management (DRM).