US CTO Megan Smith tackles the digital divide

U.S. CTO Megan Smith: 'This is a huge problem for our country'

The United States' chief technology officer, Megan Smith, took the stage at one of the largest gatherings of women in technology — the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing.

She made the trip to the convention in Houston, where 12,000 women in technical fields are gathering, as she works to recruit more women in technology to work for the government.

She's hired over 200 people from Facebook, Amazon, Google, and other Internet and tech giants in the past year.

Improving the number of women at tech jobs is not just good for women, it's also key to growing the economy, Smith said.

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