As politicians prepare for the 2016 elections, leveraging mobile devices and social media will be central to how candidates build support and spread their message. However, even the most technologically-savvy candidates have not been campaigning for the use of mobile technology to support more efficient and effective government-to-citizen interactions.
Last week, Roy T. Fielding, Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe and co-founder of the Apache HTTP Server Project, came to Washington, DC to meet with 18F, a digital consultancy for the U.S. Government inside the General Services Administration. 18F is also the programmatic home of Presidential Innovation Fellowship. Dr. Fielding and I spoke with the 18F team about innovation, policy and a wide-range of technology issues.