The digital economy is part of all aspects of our society, interaction of people, landscape of the economy, skills needed for employment, and politics.
Mobile data can be used to track the Flu. Vehicles are self-driving, companies use technology to provide power to their buildings to save money and to reduce waste. Farmers from Iowa to India are using data from seeds, satellites, and sensors to make better decisions about what to grow and how to adapt to changing climates.
This space of development is rapidly changing and will continue to affect the American workforce and businesses. These challenge America’s communities, and provide them with opportunities to grow. Opportunities for growth can be accomplished by focusing on four key areas:
- Developing Americas digital skills and leaving no one behind through STEM courses.
- Better delivery of digital services into remote towns, villages and rural surrounds.
- Building infrastructure faster and providing secure access to high-quality data
- Maintaining cyber security and reviewing regulatory systems
By working together, we can ensure Americans can share the opportunities of a growing, globally competitive modern economy, enabled by technology.