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January 23, 2013

National Civic Hacking Day will Provide Data Security Solutions to Americans


Hacker is a term known to mean a proficient programmer or engineer with the technical knowledge to understand the weak points in a security system in order to break into computer systems. It turns out that the United States government is looking to hackers to actually help create a more safe and secure nation.


Today, the White House announced that it will kick off a "National Day of Civic Hacking" on June 1st and 2nd and is inviting those with tech know-how to use their coding skills to improve communities across the country.

"Civic Hacking Day is an opportunity for software developers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to unleash their can-do American spirit by collaboratively harnessing publicly-released data and code to create innovative solutions for problems that affect Americans," the White House wrote in a statement.


The National Day of Civic Hacking was created by a coalition of organizations, companies, and government agencies including Random Hacks of Kindness, Code for America, NASA, Department of Labor, and the U.S. Census Bureau who will come together to promote transparency and collaboration among governments, startups and citizens. They will support Civic Hacking Day by hosting activities that invite anyone to become part of the civic hacker community—whether a newbie or an expert... Read More

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