Mikey Dickerson on the White House Dress Code

By Nick Massella Comment

The White House added a video to its YouTube collection following the career of Mikey Dickerson, administrator of the U.S. Digital Service. Dickerson was recruited from Google after the failed launch of Healthcare.gov.

One question he says he’s routinely asked is whether he wears a suit to work every day, and explains, “because that’s just the quickest shorthand way of asking: ‘Is this just the same old business as usual or are they actually going to listen’?”

During a meeting, President Barack Obama says of Dickerson dressed in a jacket and tie, “They’re starting to look official now, aren’t they? They’ve got suits and everything.”

To which Dickerson replies, “This is literally only because you’re here.”