Jonathan Spalter in Protocol: Why Biden needs a National Technology Council

The U.S. government needs a more tightly coordinated approach to technology.

The White House has a National Security Council and a National Economic Council. USTelecom President and CEO Jonathan Spalter outlines in Protocol why President-elect Joe Biden should move quickly to establish a National Technology Council to coordinate American technology policy at the highest levels of the U.S. government.

“From all sides, the status quo leaves too many opportunities untapped and vulnerabilities exposed. This has significant implications for our nation, from jobs and modern health care to national security and global competition. Without greater coordination and leadership from the top, a fast-proliferating warren of competing federal agencies — all with a rightful claim of technology’s importance to their work — has no hope of uniting to help our digital economy “’build back better.’”

Read the Protocol op-ed HERE.