The March issue of Government Technology magazine has some terrific reading, including an article on “The Quest for Digital Equity” that features NDIA’s Executive Director on digital equity and digital inclusion. The article points to the rapid and continuing movement of government services to the Internet as a key driver of investment by cities in closing the gap. NDIA’s framing of the problem is front and center, giving a comprehensive picture of the challenges of inclusion. The article also describes city-wide programs in Portland, Boston and Seattle that are making a difference.
Chair, NDIA Board of Directors
Laura Breeden has worked since 1983 to extend the benefits of the Internet to everyone. Highlights of her career include making grants on behalf of the US Department of Commerce to support public computer centers, broadband adoption, and innovative applications of the Internet in the public sector. She also led a national technical assistance consortium for community technology centers and consulted to universities, foundations, and nonprofit organizations. In 2015, Laura helped found the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, where she now chairs the Board.