Joe Biden Taps David Recordon, Austin Lin for White House Tech Roles

Joe Biden Taps David Recordon, Austin Lin for White House Tech Roles
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President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team has named David Recordon and Austin Lin to serve in the incoming administration, FedScoop reported on Tuesday. Recordon will serve as the director of technology in the White House’s Office of Management and Administration, with Lin as deputy. 

“The technology leaders will play an important role in restoring faith across the federal government by encouraging collaboration to further secure American cyber interests,” said a release from the Biden-Harris transition.

Prior to the new position, Recordon served as vice president of Infrastructure and Security with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. In the role, he created and led the Infrastructure & Security organization, which works across education; justice and opportunity; and science. He also helped scale operations.

Recordon previously served with the Obama administration, where he worked with the U.S. Digital Service before serving as the first director of White House information technology. He also worked on IT modernization and cybersecurity issues. Recordon has served as the deputy chief technology officer for the Biden-Harris transition team.

Lin also served with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, holding the position of technical program manager. In addition, Lin previously served as deputy director of Information Technology, within White House Information Technology.

With the White House, Lin directed technology preparation for the 2017 Presidential Transition across a cross-functional team of engineering, security, legal and support staff. He also provided lightweight project management to allow teams to collaboratively discuss and track decisions.

“In addition to working with organizations and communities, these accomplished public servants sit at the forefront of collaboration across the administration,” Biden said in a statement. “They will lead initiatives ranging from developing policies and processes, to ensuring our cybersecurity needs are met with a whole of government response.”

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