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Todd Park to Serve as Presidential Technology Adviser

Todd 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 …

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US Deputy CTO Nicole Wong Steps Down

Nicole Wong has departed her role as the White House’s deputy chief technology officer and will be moving back to her California hometown, The Hill newspaper reported Friday. Kate Tummarello writes that Wong joined the government in May 2013 after serving in legal positions at Twitter and Google. “Nicole is …

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Todd Park: Firms, Universities Collaborate to Develop Cyber-Physical Emergency Response System

A group of private companies and universities has designed a technological framework that aims to link computational and physical tools for use in emergency response activities, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Rebecca Carroll writes that business and academic organizations have partnered to create a smart emergency response system through a competition designed …

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Federal Agencies to Update Open Government Initiatives

The White House has directed federal agencies to introduce fresh initiatives as part of their open government plan updates, Fierce Government reported Monday. Zach Rausnitz writes Todd Park, federal chief technology officer, issued a memo on Feb. 24 asking agencies to develop “bold” and “ambitious” projects regarding transparency, participation or collaboration. …

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Jennifer Pahlka Named Deputy US CTO for Govt Innovation

Jennifer Pahlka, founder of the nonprofit organization Code for America, has been appointed deputy U.S. chief technology officer for government innovation and will work alongside CTO Todd Park. She will serve in the position for just one year which she termed her “own fellowship year of sorts,” CfA Pahlka wrote …

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Exec Order Puts CTO, CIO In Charge of Federal Open Data Repository

Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will oversee an online repository of government information intended to help federal agencies adopt a new open data policy, Information Week reported Thursday. Elena Malykhina writes President Barack Obama issued an executive order mandating the new policy, which …

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