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Report: White House Eyeing Google Vet Megan Smith as Potential Federal CTO

WhiteHouseMegan Smith, an 11-year veteran of Google, has emerged as a leading candidate to be the next federal chief technology officer, Bloomberg reported Friday.

She currently holds a vice president role at the search engine company and co-hosts a technological forum known as Google Solve for X, according to the report by Brad Stone and Brian Womack.

Bloomberg reports that Smith previously oversaw the company’s charitable arm and its acquisition of three-dimensional interactive map maker Keyhole.

She led LGBT-focused online media company Planet Out as chief executive before she joined Google in 2003.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate also supports the FIRST Robotics Competition, which aims to encourage high school students globally to build and design robots.

Stone and Womack write that Todd Park has left the federal CTO post to be a Silicon Valley-based presidential technology adviser.

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