The State of our Union



Written by Tod Tompkins

Apologies for the lack of content recently, I am just now getting back into the swing of things following my participation in the CES Government conference in Vegas – an event I highly recommend to my colleagues in the federal market. While onsite I was able to take in presentations and frank discussions from leaders in Congress, UK’s Parliament and the federal government. None of these presentations, however, were as highly anticipated as this week’s State of the Union address.

Were you tuned in? President Obama noted that “together, we’ve agreed to cut the deficit by more than $2 trillion” (referencing this twice in fact) and laid out a blueprint for an economy that’s “built to last.” He went on to describe this blueprint in more detail – focusing on things such as American manufacturing, limiting overseas outsourcing, providing better training/education, investing in innovation and research, repairing the nation’s infrastructure and reforming government. He also discussed consolidating federal agencies, reducing duplicate processes and cracking down on fraud. The President offered some thought-provoking ideas and made multiple references to the importance of the high-tech industry – very positive, indeed.

How can we help our nation meet our growth goals while helping to reduce the overwhelming deficit? Please share your thoughts below now, and throughout 2012. The State of our Union is strong, but by being more efficient and increasing government savings, we can make it even stronger.

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