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Todd Park to Serve as Presidential Technology Adviser

Todd-ParkTodd Park, formerly chief technology officer and assistant to President Barack Obama, will serve on a new role as technology adviser to the president.

Park will begin the advisory role in September and be based in Silicon Valley, the White House said Thursday.

He will work to scout for new technology talent and identify new ways to develop digital services for the government as part of Obama’s IT Delivery initiative..

“I thank Todd for his service as my chief technology officer, and look forward to his continuing to help us deploy the best people and ideas from the tech community in service of the American people,” the president said.

“From launching the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, to opening up troves of government data to the public, to helping spearhead the successful turnaround of HealthCare.gov, Todd has been, and will continue to be, a key member of my administration,” Pres. Obama added.

Park will also work with the administration to develop policy and initiatives based on technological progress.

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