10 Top Tech Execs Visiting The White House

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Technology executives are spending more time and money in Washington in a bid to win government dollars and influence legislation. The stakes got higher in the midst of the biggest economic downturn since the Great Depression and the passage of the $840 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Here is a look at 10 technology executives who have visited the White House, meeting with President Barack Obama and members of his administration from January 2009 through March 2012. The number of meetings, or "entries," is from the White House visitors log via the Washington Post.

For a closer look at how companies are playing the political game, see a preview of our exclusive report, "5 Companies That Milked The Stimulus." The full article will run Monday exclusively in the CRN Tech News app, available now in the Apple App Store.

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