Silicon Valley is invading Washington, D.C., casual clothing style and all. In a newly released video from the White House’s YouTube channel, we shadow Mikey Dickerson, a former Google engineer who is the new administrator for the U.S. Digital Service team.
In this video we see Dickerson, once hired by the government to repair the flailing Healthcare.gov website, taking meetings and press conferences all on his very first day at the White House.
President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden, delivers remarks on job training before signing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, July 22, 2014. Official White House photo by Amanda Lucidon.
In January 2014’s State of the Union Address, President Obama issued a rousing assignment to Vice President Biden, asking him to lead a review of federal training programs to identify and implement strategies to make these programs more job driven—that is, responsive to the needs of employers to “effectively connect ready-to-work Americans with jobs that are available now.” This review is part of a greater effort to grow the U.S. economy and put the American middle class back to work.