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Susan Smith
Susan Smith
Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

President Obama recognizes the need to rebuild U.S. infrastructure

February 13th, 2013 by Susan Smith

In President Obama’s State of the Union address, he specifically talked about rebuilding the U.S. He outlined a “Fix-it-First” program to put people to work on “urgent repairs,” such as failing infrastructure like bridges, roads and other critical infrastructure. He also said on the topic of climate change, “If Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will.”

Mike DeLacey, President of Microdesk, a consulting firm, shared these thoughts after the inauguration speech:

“In his inauguration speech, President Obama publicly recognized the importance of investing in our nation’s infrastructure as a means of stabilizing and growing our economy, and hopefully will reiterate this in his upcoming State of the Union address. Funding and legislation, such as last year’s MAP-21 bill, are a critical start.  But beyond that, we need to find ways to proactively promote and support sustainable solutions today that will see us well beyond the next four years. This means supporting the use of processes and technologies that help improve the way we design, construct, operate and maintain our roads, highways and transportation infrastructure, as well as rewarding organizations who can implement solutions that truly move us forward.”
– Mike DeLacey, President, Microdesk

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