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Ashkan Soltani to Serve as Senior Adviser to Federal CTO Megan Smith

Ashkan Soltani, former chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission, has joined the White House’s office of science and technology policy as a senior adviser to Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, FCW’s Insider blog reported Wednesday. Bianca Spinosa writes Lorrie Faith Cranor, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, will serve …

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Megan Smith, Mary Beth Goodman: White House Unveils 3rd Open Government Action Plan

The White House has issued a third edition of its national action plan to promote transparency and civic participation in the government. A White House blog post published Tuesday says the Open Government National Action Plan contains over 40 new programs that represent the U.S. government’s efforts to improve government service delivery, fiscal transparency …

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Dr. Ed Felten Named US Deputy CTO

Dr. Ed Felten, professor of computer science and public affairs at Princeton University, has been appointed as the White House’s deputy chief technology officer. He will work to help develop technical strategies for the federal government to deliver services and engage citizens, according to a Monday blog post by U.S. …

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Dr. DJ Patil Becomes First Federal Chief Data Scientist

The White House has appointed Dr. DJ Patil as the U.S. government’s first chief data scientist and as deputy chief technology officer for data policy. Dr. Patil will be responsible for helping the Office of Science and Technology Policy to develop innovation policies and strategies as well as promote collaborative projects …

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