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Kamala Harris wants to quadruple the US Digital Service budget and bring it to states

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), who has already announced her presidential campaign, has introduced a bill that would double down on one of the rare successful tech upgrade programs in the government today: the U.S. Digital Service. Ultimately she wants this quietly effective program to go from federal to state and local level, and command a much larger $65 million yearly budget.
If you haven’t heard of the USDS, don’t worry — it’s not exactly flashy. Founded under Obama’s tenure after the Healthcare.gov debacle, the modest (around 200 people) team has been taking on federal projects like digitizing veteran benefits paperwork, building APIs and payment systems for Medicare, and that sort of thing.
It’s working (and saving enough money through smart spending) to the point where the current administration quietly tolerates their continued existence — though reportedly it has had trouble recruiting over the last couple years.

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