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).
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I was fortunate enough to host a delegation of congressional staffers organized by Software.org: the BSA Foundation, last month at Adobe’s San Francisco office to chat about the vital role that technology plays in education.
Virtual reality is not just for games. There are countless potential applications across business and the public sector – such as doctors conducting remote surgery, or helping veterans cope with PTSD, or museums offering remote visits, or training for police officers.
The 8th annual Adobe Digital Government Symposium on May 2nd focused on ways government can transform digital services by shifting focus away from maintaining legacy IT systems and investing in new technologies to improve citizen experiences.