This is a no-brainer. We need more talented technology workers in our government and the government is not competitive at all from the view of these workers. Compare the Google work environment to a typical government work office, and you will see why a young worker would choose Google, even if it meant a lower salary (which it doesn't). If we want to stop the 'Russian and Chinese Hackers', we need to improve our cyber-security and the only way to do this is to recruit the most talented coders. A better tech sector in the government means better interactions between the government, the tech sector, and citizens which is better for everyone.