- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

Rhode Island’s governor is attending a Silicon Valley summit sponsored by the same company she sharply criticized days earlier for the faulty rollout of the state’s new public benefits system.

Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo was scheduled to speak at the Girls Who Code Female Governor’s Summit on Friday at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California. The event is sponsored by Deloitte, the company Raimondo blamed Wednesday for delivering the state a defective computer system for public benefits.

Raimondo’s office says she spoke privately at the summit with Deloitte Consulting CEO Janet Foutty and committed to keeping in personal contact and remaining directly engaged in holding Deloitte’s team accountable.

The office says Deloitte didn’t pay for any of Raimondo’s travel or expenses.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg convened the summit.

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