My Cup of IT – GovTech4Biden

Like many of you, I have read the news every day for the last four years. Every day was like a visit to the proctologist – anger, fear, frustration. And, yes, the A word – anxiety.

So, I decided to put up or shut up – and I founded in June. I discovered that many of you felt the same way – 150-plus in fact. We embarked on a curious, scary, and fulfilling odyssey. We raised more than $100,000 for the Biden-Harris campaign.

On this journey, we hosted all the leading Democratic Congressman and Senators focused on tech. Fittingly, Congressman Gerry Connolly kicked us off – and leading lights on tech and our economy gave us the momentum to raise over $100,000 for the Biden campaign. Congressman Ro Khanna, Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, Senator Jackie Rosen, the New Democrat Coalition – and closing out with Senators Maggie Hassan, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Chris Van Hollen.

If you’d like to hear more about GovTech4Biden – our political and tech odyssey – and thoughts on the tech agenda for the future, please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, November 24th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET./10:00-11:00 a.m. PT.

I’d like to salute the brave folks that banded together to support the Biden-Harris campaign – and provide a voice for the government technology community in the new administration. That took courage – here’s the tribute movie. We look forward to working with the new administration to champion innovation in government and across America.

To those that sent in unkind emails – I’m trying to understand you. Also happy if you’d like to resubscribe to MeriTalk – just shoot me an email.

We look forward to the opportunity to build back better together – and new tech for government is critical to that success.

Steve O'Keeffe
About Steve O'Keeffe
The most connected executive in the government technology community – O'Keeffe is an accomplished entrepreneur and tech-policy expert, with 30 years’ experience as an innovator at the crossroads of government and industry. He founded MeriTalk, O'Keeffe & Company, 300Brand, among other entities. O'Keeffe is a fixture on the Hill, in both the House and Senate, testifying on IT, budget, government workforce, and the requirement to modernize government IT to enhance outcomes for the American people and government employees. He is a champion for change, simplification, transparency, and clear communication of IT value without jargon. A committed philanthropist, O'Keeffe has served for 15 years on the USO-Metro Board of Directors – Vice Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Annual Awards Dinner. He started his career as a journalist – O'Keeffe has contributed to The Economist, Government Executive, Signal Magazine, The Washington Post, and, of course, MeriTalk.